S.E. Sasaki - writer, scientist, doctor, visual artist - has a Bachelor of Science in Biology, a Master of Science in Neurophysiology, and a medical degree. After practising family medicine in a rural town for over twenty years, she made the move to the operating room, where she now works as a surgical assistant. She has published in The Journal of Cell Biology and Brain Research. She has presented literary papers at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts and she has exhibited her award-winning art at the World Fantasy Convention and Ad Astra conventions. Her science fiction novel, Welcome to the Madhouse, was short-listed for a Watty Award for Best Original Novel in the Science Fiction/Fantasy category for 2013. It is the first of a five novel series devoted to the adventures and ordeals of working on a medical station in space.