J. Motoki is a speculative writer in love with all things weird and gloriously strange. She received her BA in Literature/Creative Writing from the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Since then, she has written a book, a handful of dark short stories, and has randomly stumbled upon an ELA 4-8 Teaching degree. She has journeyed from her hometown on the West Coast to Houston, then Denver — where she currently resides as a shushing library clerk with her writer/editor husband and two ornery cats. J. Motoki is proud to be on the amazing editorial team of two online literary journals: as the short story editor of Coffin Bell Journal, and the Strange editor of Rune Bear Magazine.