Rochita Loenen-Ruiz is a Filipina writer living in The Netherlands. She is a graduate of the Clarion West Writing Workshop and was the recipient of the Octavia Butler Scholarship Award for 2009. In 2018, she was a recipient of the Milford Bursary for writers of color. Her work has appeared in a variety of online and print publications including Weird Tales Magazine, Clarkesworld Magazine, Lightspeed, Interzone, The Philippine Speculative Fiction anthology, and the Ruins and Resolve Anthology. She is working on her first novel.