about the author

this is the story of sami case, a middle child from silicon valley, who has relocated to long beach, with dreams of making waves in the education system by the power of writing.

i have a scar on my lower back from the makeshift jacuzzi bathtub my roommates and i crammed into one time. i cried in corner of the the family bathroom of the vet when they told me i had to put my dog down. i bought a tandem bike at a garage sale on a wednesday afternoon, three months after graduating college with no job and no idea of where life was headed.

nothing is better than watching the sunrise with a bunch of sleepy friends, or biking without a backpack, or sitting in the back of a car, and watching the sun set over the city, any city, and not having to worry about missing it because you’re driving (thanks, friend for driving).

in college, i fell in love with two things: writing, and jesus. i’ve loved telling stories since i was very small, repeating jokes and riddles to my family at thanksgiving.

intervarsity christian fellowship, a christian fellowship, not an intramural sports club, is where i met jesus as an “adult” and became friends with him. it’s a hard life, that of a christian. we are called to deal with our ish now instead of later, which is a tall order and often feels unfair. but this life has been so worth it, and has brought me so much more good than bad.