Roxana Arama grew up in Galați, Romania, studied computer science in Bucharest, and worked for Xbox in Redmond, Washington. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College and is a reader for the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest. Her writing has placed in the San Antonio Writers’ Guild Annual Writing Contest, the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest, and the Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards, and has been published in outlets including The Write Launch, Dilema Veche (Romania), European Weekly, SIFF’s Reel News, and Goddard’s The Pitkin Review, where she later served as an editor. She maintains a nonfiction website called Rewriting History: How writers turn history into story, and story into history at www.roxanaarama.com. She lives in Seattle with her family. Hobbies include hiking, video games, and piano.