Stuff About Me

Posted by Ayu


I was born in Los Angeles, CA, but I was raised just south of Seattle, WA. I volunteered to be a library assistant when I was eight years old, but I spent more time reading books than shelving them. When I ran out of books to read, I started writing my own.
I took up programming as a hobby in middle school, and I began mixing my writing with my programming to make story-driven computer games. My first professional writing job was writing The Flower Shop for game developer, Winter Wolves in 2010. I've since gone on to write several more games, including a few for my own game production studio, sakevisual.
I currently live in Dallas, TX, where I split my time between writing and acting.

I practice kendo, and I like to bake in my spare time. I'm a huge fan of Batman, Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, and Firefly. My favorite authors include Lloyd Alexander, Jim Butcher, Eoin Colfer, Brian Jacques, Rick Riordan, Lemony Snicket, and Diana Wynne Jones. I'm sure I'm missing someone, so that list is likely to grow in the future.

Here are some random things about me so that I can make my profile look longer:
-I competed in a spelling bee once. My name was misspelled on my certificate of participation.
-I like eating spicy food while standing outside in the freezing cold.
-I escaped from a locked room once using only a sonic screwdriver.
-My Wii bowling average is 212. My actual bowling average is 7.
-Ayu finds writing bios about herself in third person to be extremely awkward.