Born in Texas and raised in Northern California, Mari Naomi Schaal began her writing career in 1988, with a poem published in Buddha Rose. Since then, she has had short stories published in numerous online and printed digests. She began her career in games in 1995 and has accrued an extensive resume writing for video game giants such as Sega, Namco, Konami, Activision and Nintendo.
Schaal is the creator of the comic 'Estrus'. Her work first appeared in Action Girl Comics (published by Slave Labor Graphics) in 1997, and has appeared in such publications as iSpy, Stray, Storytime (Friends of Lulu), Versus, and other anthologies. Mari Schaal lives in San Francisco, California with her cat, Kitty.