madi ballista is a writer, musician, and fantasy cartographer currently located in Philadelphia. one of her favorite pastimes is telling lies about boats on the internet. she has a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of New Mexico and enjoys Japanese-English translation as a hobby, all the way from prose fiction to song lyrics. she is also a casual contributor to the music review site The Singles Jukebox.

you can follow her on Twitter @runawayballista or contact her via email here.