Sumiko Saulson is a speculative fiction writer whose focus is on horror and science-fiction. A novelist, poet and writer of short stories and editorials, she currently works as the Oakland Art Scene reporter for the Examiner.com. Her novels include "Solitude," "Warmth", and "The Moon Cried Blood". "Things That Go Bump In My Head" is the name of her short story anthology, and her horror blog. A native Californian, she spent her early childhood in Los Angeles, and lived in Hilo and Honolulu, Hawaii in her teen years. She has spent most of her adult life living in the San Francisco Bay Area. An early interest in writing and advanced reading skills eventually lead to her becoming a staff writer for her high school paper, the Daily Bugle (McKinley High, Honolulu, HI) one of the nation's only four such daily High School papers at the time. By the time she moved to San Francisco at age 19, she had two self-published books of poetry and was a frequently published poet in local community newspapers and reading poetry around town. She was even profiled in a San Francisco Chronicle article about up-and-coming poets in the beatnik tradition. Over the years she's written numerous articles for local and community papers, non-profit and corporate newsletters, poetry and lyrics and novels.