steampunk3Jo Wu is an author born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she studied Integrative Biology and Creative Writing at UC Berkeley. She has been published in a few anthologies, and her short story, “Devoured by Envy,” was praised by Publishers Weekly as “the most Gothic of the successful stories” from the gothic romance anthology Darker Edge of Desire.

When writing, she can be found scribbling in notebooks or typing away in her Google Docs, accompanied by a giant Jack Skellington mug that’s constantly refilled with green tea and hot water, and earbuds blasting a mix of metal, alternative rock, industrial, film scores, and classical crossovers.


Owns 2 dogs: a Beagle and a Black Lab-German Shepherd.

She was accepted into NYU’s Tisch School of Arts to study animation, but ended up attending UC Berkeley for her biology degree and creative writing minor. Part of her misses working on visual arts on a more frequent basis, but she mainly draws and paints when the time allows.

Her first publication was during high school, in the comic anthology Gothology: Misery Loves Company

Models under the name Carmilla Jo.

The eldest child, with one younger brother.

Has been cosplaying for less than a year, and enjoys competing in Masquerades. She won the “Best Novice” award at Kraken Con Fall 2015 for her cosplay of Doll from Black Butler, and a “Judge’s Award” at AOD 2016 for genderbent Samurai Jack. She hopes to attend more anime conventions and sew many more costumes.