Her teenaged diet consisted of heavy doses of Stephen King, Kazuo Ishiguro and Clive Barker (the latter resulting in her first tattoo: the word Imagica), along with dreamy Zhang Yimou movies and a kung-fu grip on a perma-cup of coffee-flavored cream and sugar.
After graduating from a performing arts high school and a few years spent ferrying conference-room sandwiches in the Administratosphere, she sold her first magazine article to Macon Magazine. Sales to other magazines like Glamour and Seventeen soon ferried her into a full-time writing career, and she hasn't looked back since. (Okay, except to write this.)
Today, Zoe is a marketing copywriter with a reverence for literary horror and a reclusive nature that allows her to write and read copiously while referring to herself in third-person.