Marjorie Liu (Popular Fiction) attended Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin for her undergraduate studies, majoring in East Asian Languages and Cultures, with a minor in Biomedical Ethics. She then attended law school at the University of Wisconsin. For more than fifteen years, Marjorie studied and traveled throughout Asia, working briefly at the US Embassy in Beijing, China -- and in 2004 she gave up practicing law to become a full-time writer. Her paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels have made her a New York Times Bestselling author, and she also writes for Marvel Comics, including the X-Men spin-off NYX, Daken: Dark Wolverine (with Daniel Way), Black Widow, and X-23. She is the current writer of Astonishing X-Men, which received national media attention last year for featuring the gay wedding of X-Man Northstar and his boyfriend, and was also nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for its "outstanding representation of the LGBT Community". Marjorie divides her time between Boston, Indiana, and Beijing, China.