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Headshot: Jeffrey Kurysz

Dawn Tasaka Steffler is a fiction writer from Hawaii who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her stories have won First Prize in the Bath Flash Fiction Awards, Second Place in the Welkin Mini, and appear in Pithead Chapel, Flash Frog, Ghost Parachute, MicroLit Almanac, Stanchion, Many Nice Donkeys, and more. She is an Associate Fiction Editor for Pithead Chapel, and was a Smokelong Quarterly Emerging Writer Fellow and StoryStudio Chicago StoryBoard Fellow. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best American Essays, Best of the Net, and Best Small Fictions. She is working on a novel.

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