Azarin Sadegh, a 2011 PEN USA Emerging Voices fellow, and a 2010 UCLA Kirkwood Award nominee, was born in Shahi, Iran. She went to France, studied Computer Science and years later moved to California. In 2006, she realized she couldn’t live without a dream, so she took a writing class through UCLA Extension Writer’s Program. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Coast Magazine, Iranian.com, and various anthologies. A resident of Aliso Viejo, she is working on a novel, The Suicide Note.