Wayne Santos got his first taste of life as a paid writer when his short story Empty Interiors was first published in the Canadian speculative fiction magazine, On Spec in 1996.

He found out about his first sale and received his check while he was teaching English in Bangkok, Thailand after graduating from university. From there he went on to Singapore where he would spend just a little over 10 years plying his trade. In that time, he worked as an advertising copywriter, a freelance writer, a television scriptwriter, producer and director, and a game journalist, sometimes all of them at once. He also writes novels, and has been interviewed by BBC television and radio¬†and Roger’s Got Game radio show as a professional observer of the games industry.

He lives with his wife in Hamilton, ON. When he is not writing, he is likely to be found playing video games, watching anime, or hugging his cat. He is currently represented by Jennie Goloboy at Donald Maass Literary.

Photograph by George Qua Enoo