In Case of Emergency is Courtney Moreno's first novel; her award-winning writing has also appeared in LA Weekly and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. She received a B.S. in molecular biology from UC Berkeley, an M.F.A. in creative writing from University of San Francisco, and during the ten years in between, worked as an entomologist’s assistant, lab technician, clinical research coordinator, stagehand, set carpenter, modern and aerial dancer, EMT, and field training officer. She lives in San Francisco.