Sandi Tan was born in Singapore. Upon graduating from the University of Kent in England, she became the film critic at Singapore's Straits Times, the largest English-language daily paper in Asia. She later left that job to pursue an MFA in film at Columbia University. Her short films have screened at New York's Museum of Modern Art and at 100 festivals around the world, as well as broadcast across Europe and Australia. Her original screenplays include 'Voodoo Kiss,' a zombie romance co-written with her husband, which was optioned by producer Edward R Pressman (American Psycho). She lives in Pasadena, California, with her husband, the writer John Powers and is at work on her second novel.