Kristi Charish is the author of Owl and the Japanese Circus, an urban fantasy about a modern-day “Indiana Jane” who reluctantly navigates the hidden supernatural world. She writes what she loves: adventure-heavy stories featuring strong, savvy female protagonists, pop culture, and the occasional fantasy RPG thrown in the mix. She is also the Canadian co-hosting half of the Hugo-nominated Adventures in SciFi Publishing podcast. Kristi is also a scientist with a BSc and MSc in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Simon Fraser University and a PhD in Zoology from the University of British Columbia. Her specialties are genetics, cell biology, and molecular biology, all of which she draws upon in her writing. Visit her at KristiCharish.com and follow her on Twitter @KristiCharish.