About Thea Cooke

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I'm a Senior Experience Designer for a Manhattan advertising firm, where I help brands bring websites and apps to life through user-focused design. I see experience design as another form of storytelling; just as challenging as fiction, but with its own tools and processes. Some of these tools are very useful in fiction as well, so I've started writing about how writers can use them here.

In my spare time, I write speculative stories that incorporate all of the elements I love: unique worlds, relatable villains, romance, and quite often technology and magic systems based on quantum physics (because I'm a geek and find that stuff fascinating).

I am an active member of the Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers, and have been a finalist for both the Colorado Gold Writing Contest and the Parsec Ink Short Story Contest. I have attended the Lighthouse Writers Workshop, and will be attending the 2018 Futurescapes Writers' Workshop in April.