Aiden Thomas was born an raised in Oakland, CA and obtained their MFA from Mills College. They are currently completing a young adult novel and is the three time recipient of the Marion Hood Boss Haworth Prize for Children/Young Adult fiction. They have also won the Ardella Mills Prize for Literary Composition in Creative Non-Fiction two years in a row. Their work has been published in Lunch Ticket, Black Fox Literary, and Inwood Indiana Press. Aiden currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her cat, Figaro.