Self_Portrait_Oct_2020_MedCal Harper (she/her) is a writer, illustrator, and certifiable geek. When wrangling words, she leans toward character-driven sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, as well as the occasional non-fiction piece. On the artistic side, she creates original artwork, custom illustrations, and web graphics. When she’s feeling particularly silly, she mixes the two skills for creating children’s books and web comics.

With an undergraduate education in psychology and genocide, Cal went on to earn a Master of Social Work. She has worked in direct service, program development, and outreach for organizations addressing poverty, food insecurity, mental health, and civic engagement.

When she isn’t writing or making art, she spends her time reading, playing video games, and enjoying other geeky goodness. Cal lives in the high desert of Nevada with her spouse and two dogs.