Sandra Kasturi was born in Estonia to a Sri Lankan father and Estonian mother, but is currently living in Canada. She is a writer, poet, book reviewer and Bram Stoker Award-winning editor, and the co-publisher of the British Fantasy Award-winning and three-time World Fantasy Award-nominated press, ChiZine Publications. She is also co-creator of the children's animated series, Sinister Horde. Sandra's work has won several prizes for writing, including first prize in ARC Poetry Magazine's 10th Annual Poem of the Year Contest for "Old Men Smoking." She has also been shortlisted for the Troubadour International Poetry Prize, THIS Magazine's Great Canadian Literary Hunt, ARC Poetry Magazine's 12th Annual International Poem of the Year Contest, Glimmer Train's Very Short Fiction Contest, the Rhysling Award, the Aurora Award, the Elgin Award and CV2's Two-Day Poem Contest.
Her poetry, fiction and non-fiction have appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including Taddle Creek, ON SPEC, Prairie Fire, Contemporary Verse 2, Shadows & Tall Trees, several of the Tesseracts anthologies, Evolve, Evolve 2, both Chilling Tales volumes, A Verdant Green, Star*Line, The Rhinoceros and His Thoughts, Annex Echo, 80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin, Other Tongues: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out, and Girls Who Bite Back: Witches, Slayers Mutants and Freaks. Sandra managed to snag an introduction from Neil Gaiman for her poetry collection, The Animal Bridegroom. Her second collection, Come Late to the Love of Birds, came out in 2012 (Tightrope Books). She is currently working on her third poetry book, The Secret Histories, and a mythological noir, Medusa Gorgon, Lady Detective.