Olivia Cobiskey

Olivia Cobiskey has worn both fatigues and Hanbok in her quest for a good story. A Navy dependent, she’s lived in half a dozen countries. She learned to make Kimchi and haggle in Korean, climbed up Mt. Kinabalu in Malaysia and watched a goat sacrifice in the mountains of Nepal. She was witness to the Asian sex trade as she watched six-year-old girls sell themselves on the streets of Thailand. After graduate school she received a commission in the U.S. Army Reserve and soon found herself in Iraq adding more experiences to her already full life. Each new encounter, experience remembered, labeled and filed away, teaching her something about the world and herself, creating a unique voice, a writer.