Liz Wong was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she spent her early childhood painting and clambering about in mango trees. She began her illustrious art career in kindergarten, when she earned the first place trophy in the school poster contest. This encouraged her to pursue art instead of a sensible career in finance like the rest of her family. Liz currently resides in the Seattle area with her husband and son. She continues to alternately delight and exasperate her family to this day.