Karen Francisco graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Ateneo de Manila University. After a brief but very memorable stint in law school, she finally pursued her love of the arts at the University of the Philippines with a second degree in Visual Communications. Francisco started writing Naermyth while interning in a government office, hoping an apocalypse would spice up her paper-pushing routine. She now lives north of the Ruins in a stone lair with her family and fears the day she’ll meet an actual tikbalang.