Christina Trujillo grew up in small-town California. The daughter of an Ecuadorian immigrant and an Italian/Irish American from New Jersey, she’s always felt a bit like she’s still looking for her roots. Christina is a graduate of the Sarah Lawrence College MFA program. She was a semi-finalist in the 2013 Galaxy Press Writes of the Future competition, a recipient of the Glimmer Train 2013 Top 25 in Short Story Award for New Writers, and a 2020 Hermana in the Las Musas mentorship program. Her YA novels Burnt and What Remains have been long-listed for the Voyage Summer 2021 and Spring 2021 First Chapter Contests. Her short stories have been published in Dark Phrases, Glassworks Magazine, and Gingerbread House. Christina co-wrote the short-run comic book series Sheena: Queen of the Jungle, published through Dynamite Entertainment, and generally loves all things comics, sci-fi, and fantasy. Add some swords to the mix, and she’ll be hooked. Monsters, mythology, and complicated family relationships are some of the topics she enjoys writing about the most. When Christina is not writing, she works as an English professor, enjoys hanging out with her two cats, and loves cooking (but not baking—she’s not allowed to bake anymore. Not after the Incident).