Ansha Kotyk grew up in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She attended Pennsylvania State University where she received her BA in Anthropology with a minor in Russian Language. After college she worked for a short time at a newspaper before realizing that fiction was a better fit. She worked for a number of years as an IT technician; repairing computer hardware and troubleshooting software as well as creating computer training classes for adults.
She has coauthored the young adult short story, "Stella's Hero", that appears in Timeless: An Anthology of Young Adult Romance.
GANGSTERLAND is her first novel in the Portal of Ink Adventure series, look for APOCALYPSE JUNCTION, book #2 coming soon!