Influenced by the teen book series Sweet Valley High, Tom Cho began writing creative works in his mid-teens. He has a PhD in Professional Writing from Deakin University and, alongside his work as a fiction writer, he has a parallel career as a freelance writer and editor. Like his favorite pop stars, Tom enjoys trying new guises on for size, and his work has been described as being "transgenre, transgender, and transcultural all at once." His fiction has appeared widely, including in such publications as The Best Australian Stories series, Asia Literary Review and The New Quarterly. He has also performed his work on the stages of many festivals, from Singapore Writers Festival to Sydney Mardi Gras, and even at a Chinatown bar where he toured Hello Kitty, an award-winning show that combined literature with karaoke.
Born and raised in Australia, Tom is a newcomer to North America. He is currently writing a novel about the meaning of life. tomcho.com.