Aleese Lin (Twitter/iG: @aleeselin) is a queer, YA speculative fiction writer based in Evergreen, CO. In her teens, she won national writing competitions and founded her Japanese university’s bilingual creative writing magazine. More recently she has been invited to multiple juried workshops including Tin House YA. She is also a co-organizer of the upcoming 20th annual Pacific Coast Children’s Writers Workshop. Having lived abroad for nearly a decade, her stories explore wildness, identity, and belonging. Aleese enjoys any activity that whisks her into nature, but when she’s snowed in, she’s either writing, reading, or cooking wafū dishes with her partner and opinionated part-Siamese cats.