Susan Ito is the author of The Mouse Room. She co-edited the literary anthology A Ghost At Heart’s Edge: Stories & Poems of Adoption(North Atlantic Books). Her work has appeared in Growing Up Asian American, Choice, Literary Mama, The Bellevue Literary Review, Making More Wavesand elsewhere. She has been granted residencies at Hedgebrook, MacDowell Colony, Blue Mountain Center and the Mesa Refuge. She co-wrote the theatrical anthology, Untold, which was produced at the Brava Theater in San Francisco. She writes and teaches at the Grotto, Mills College, and Bay Path University.