Paige Orwin was born in Utah, to their great surprise. At the age of nine they arranged to rectify the situation. They now lives in Washington state, next to a public ferry terminal and a great deal of road construction, and has never regretted the decision.
They are the proud owner of a BA in English and Spanish from the University of Idaho, which thus far has not proven terrifically useful for job prospects but they knew the risks of a humanities degree going in. They also survived the 8.8 Chilean earthquake in 2010, which occurred two days after their arrival in the country (being stubborn, she stayed an entire year anyway).
They began writing The Interminables when her favorite video game, City of Heroes, was shut down in late 2012.
Their partner in crime wants a cat. This, thus far, has not happened.