i.b. casey cui was born in a badass beach town in Southern California, and her ancestors hail from Madrid, Bilbao, Xiamen, and the western coast of the island of Luzon in the Philippines.
She earned her BA at UC Berkeley, where she studied human society and its social problems while taking cool courses like Tagalog and Pedagogy of Movement. At Mills College, she engaged in fiction and nonfiction writing workshops and was teased about kinda-sorta minoring in journalism with the undergrads, as well as serving as the tennis team's practice partner. She graduated with an MFA in English literature and creative writing.
She co-heads a private foundation whose mission advocates arts and language enrichment, literacy development, and the education of underrepresented children, along with the physical health and well-being of dogs.
She is a well-nigh 26-year colon cancer survivor. She's an enthusiast of stream of consciousness, sushi, Swedish Fish, sonatinas, and Snoopy.
She hopes to transition effortlessly from tennis to pickleball in the near future. She rediscovered piano 30 years after she stopped taking lessons.
She has enjoyed and continues to reread the works of Cleary, Camus, and Capote, just to name a few.
She also has become a recent fan of alliteration and unabashedly overuses it, overzealously. She writes haikus and tankas in her spare time, but only for select friends and family.
ms. i.b. casey cui owns residences and is a part of two cohesive communities in California and Utah, where she—together with her hairless yet handsome, hardworking hubster—is a co-parent to two yare and yappy boys. And: a gorgeously gleeful, godlike goldendoodle.