Monica Z. Sage hails from New York and is currently living in Southern California. She has been published in Word Riot Literary Magazine as well as SCBWI’s magazine/blog Kite Tales. Also, a short horror tale she wrote was animated and utilized for an Audible ad campaign. Monica will soon complete a second young adult novel that also addresses death preparedness and grieving. When not penning stories where water, blood, and music congeal, Monica upcycles vintage jewelry and plays her bass guitar.