Having built a substantial background as an artist, both in illustration and fine art, Ren developed a passion for conceptualizing subjects and worlds that spark intrigue. Many times, both during high school and during her professional career after college, she wrote novels – but never shared them.
With over six years of working as a professional illustrator, she established a modest reputation. Early in her career, she even designed a few covers for published authors – this time also includes working as a tattoo artist for three years alongside her brother. She realized, however, that she wanted to go back to school, and so she enrolled at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in the Fall of 2017.
Unfortunately, during her second semester attending UCCS, her then six-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, an aggressive bone cancer. With the many restless nights at the hospital and long clinic visits, she reverted to writing again and found her passion was stronger there than it ever had been in the visual medium.
After a year of fighting through an intense regimen, her daughter won the battle and finished treatment late 2018; her little girl is now on a maintenance schedule that will follow her for ten years.
Ren has returned to school, and she is pursuing a BA in English Rhetoric and Writing. She is set to graduate from the University of Colorado in Denver Fall 2020.
She writes Literary Dark Fantasy, focusing on philosophies with pagan undertones.