V.T. Bidania was born in Laos and grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. When she was five years old, she wrote her first story with a piece of dotted lined paper and a green crayon. She has been writing ever since. She has an MFA in creative writing from The New School and received a Mirrors and Windows Fellowship from the Loft Literary Center. She is the author of the Astrid and Apollo series (Capstone 2020) and now lives outside of the Twin Cities with her family.