Born in the Philippines to a Peace Corps volunteer and a teacher, Mina started reading and writing at an early age and hasn’t figured out how to stop since. An early poem published in her hometown newspaper praised President Lincoln’s beard. Later, she went on to become a beauty queen, tread the boards at several theaters, travel the globe, and dance with honeybees. She often dreams in song, but can never remember them in the morning. She still sleeps with a teddy bear. Mina currently lives and writes from her cottage in the South Carolina Lowcountry, which she shares with her beloved and their two cats.