Michele Glasnović-Zapf is a techno-mage armed with a heaping helping of occult knowledge, a side of esoteric mathematics, and a pinch of fairy dust.

In the course of her many upgrades, she has been everything from a school teacher to a systems administrator. She has organized and participated in art events, designed web sites, and taught teenagers how to fix computers and make mischief with Photoshop. When she's not pondering humanity’s future, she builds costumes, plays the bass, paints with acrylics and gouache, runs an amateur radio station, makes jewelry with titanium and precious gems, studies folklore, and obsesses over strategy games. Her last name, when translated from Croatian and German, means "loudmouth drunk."