A warm welcome to Anastasia Olashaya-Grill, the newest member of our lit team!
Transplanted from Hemet, California, to Des Moines, Iowa, at a young age (with a brief stop in Rapid City, South Dakota), Anastasia spent more of her childhood dreaming and playing music than she did writing. However, between her mother’s own love of the written word and a growing wonder and curiosity with video games, Anastasia delved into the world of words in a way she never had by writing her first novella at age twelve.
Anastasia graduated Drake University with a B.A. in Writing and a Minor in Film Studies. Recently, her time has been spent writing her first novel of a long-planned series titled Pinion as well as working on the webcomic she writes and co-created with artist Sarah J Obomsawin named Ever Night. She also writes for Kaboooom! magazine; founded and writes a geeky blog with her Australian fiancé called Geekery Beat; and has an as-yet-to-be-launched webcomic with aforementioned fiancé named Theta.
We’re excited to have Stasia on board as we finish editing for our The Animal Becomes Us and for our upcoming issues!