Short, third-person bio: Isabel Yap writes fiction and poetry, works in the tech industry, and drinks tea. Born and raised in Manila, she has also lived in California and London, and studied abroad in Tokyo. In 2013 she attended the Clarion Writers Workshop. Her work has appeared on, Uncanny Magazine, Shimmer Magazine, and Year’s Best Weird Fiction volume 2. She is @visyap on Twitter and her website is

Photo credit: Katie Williams

Photo credit: Katie Williams

Longer bio:

I was born in Manila, Philippines in 1990, and grew up in Quezon City. In 2013 I graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Marketing and minors in Japanese and English. That same year, I attended the Clarion Writers Workshop in San Diego; I currently serve as the Clarion Foundation's secretary. By day I work as a Product Manager for a San Francisco-based start-up in the mobile app industry (yes, it’s very Silicon Valley).

I once almost slid off the muddy face of Mt. Makiling and plummeted to my doom.

I like to write all kinds of things, especially short fiction and poetry. I’ve also written over a hundred fics for more than thirty fandoms. I haven’t written too many lately, but I pop up every now and then if I think a story needs telling.

Someday I hope to write longer things.

If you feed me sugar I will be rather pleased.

I like nice people, ugly dogs, observation, music, tea, hard lemonade, and ramen.

If you would like to support me, please check out my publications, or consider making a donation to the Clarion Writers Workshop.  Your contribution is fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law; you are also supporting the career of a speculative fiction writer, and helping to build community. Thank you!