Miyuki Jane Pinckard is a writer, researcher, and educator based in Los Angeles, California. She is Associate Professor of Practice at University of Southern California in the Interactive Media and Games Division where she explores playable theater and role-playing games. She co-hosts thegenrehustle.com, a podcast about writing genre fiction. She tweets at @miyukijane and blogs sometimes at www.miyukijane.com. She is a graduate of Clarion 2017.