Susan Ito lives in Oakland with her husband, two daughters, and mother. She teaches writing privately and at UC Berkeley Extension. She is the co-editor of A Ghost At Heart’s Edge: Stories & Poems of Adoption (North Atlantic Books). Her essays and fiction have appeared in Growing Up Asian American, Hip Mama, Making More Waves, the Bellevue Literary Review, and elsewhere. She writes regularly in her weblog ReadingWritingLiving.