Ren is an SFF writer and writing mentor. She has spent most of the past few years working in game dev while plotting twisty space books. Ren’s debut novel, UNDER FORTUNATE STARS, was published by Solaris in May 2022.
Ren previously worked as a creative producer and managed communications for a non-profit arts council. She graduated with a BA in History before completing a year of grad school in archaeology, indulging her lifelong passion for nerding out about the past just as much as the future.
90s music ❤ old computers with clicky keyboards ❤ book playlists ❤ time travel & parallel universe stories ❤ writing in coffee shops ❤ cats ❤ all forms of hot beverages ❤ history & archaeology ❤ weird mysteries ❤ pop science ❤ cute stationery ❤ using too many different fonts ❤ D&D ❤ fanfiction ❤ oldschool sidescrollers ❤ adorable iPhone games ❤ rambling podcasts where the people laugh a lot ❤ neverending board games with 500 house rules ❤ glitter ❤ Star Trek: TNG ❤ listening to one song on repeat ❤ liminal spaces ❤ being near the ocean ❤ existential questions ❤ cupcake frosting ❤ nonsensical inside jokes ❤ making new creative friends ❤ drafting out of order ❤ colour-coded checklists