Sumiko Saulson is an award-winning author of Afrosurrealist and multicultural SF and horror. Zhe is the winner of the 2016 StokerCon Scholarship from Hell, the 2017 BCC Voice Reframing the Other contest, and the 2018 Afrosurrealist Writer Award.

Hir novels include The Moon Cried Blood (Iconoclast Productions, 2012) and the Somnalia series (also from Iconoclast Productions). Hir short fiction has appeared in anthologies such as Horror Addicts Guide to Life (ed. Watson; Press, 2015), Tales from the Lake, Vol 3 (ed. Snyman; Crystal Lake Publishing, 2016), Forever Vacancy (ed. Moss-Dyme; Colors in Darkness, 2017), Clockwork Wonderland (ed. Rich; CreateSpace, 2017), Babes & Beasts: Tales of Lusty Shifters (ed. Cinsaerae; Bloody Kisses Press, 2015), Carry the Light: Winning Stories, Poems and Essays from the San Mateo County Fair, Volume 5 (ed. Koodrin; Sand Hill Review Press, 2016), Horror Bites: The Top 14 Next Great Horror Writer Contestants (ed. Rich; Press, 2019), and Tales for the Camp Fire: A Charity Anthology Benefitting Wildfire Relief (ed. Rhoads; Tomes & Coffee Press, 2019), as well as in collections including Things That Go Bump in My Head (CreateSpace, 2012), The Void Between Emotions (Iconoclast Productions, 2017; includes Carry the Light Award-winning story "Character Flaws") and Spit and Pathos (Iconoclast Productions, 2018; includes Afrosurreal Writers Award-winning story "The Balm of Brackish Water"). Zhe has edited anthologies such as Black Celebration: Amazing Articles on African American Horror (Iconoclast Productions, 2019) and Wickedly Abled: Sci-Fi, Horror and Dark Fantasy by Disabled Authors (2020).

Zhe has an AA in English from Berkeley City College, writes for Search Magazine, is a proofreader for Mocha Memoirs Press, and writes a column called "Writing While Black" for The San Francisco Bay View. Zhe is a queer, nonbinary author of African American and Ashkenazi Jewish parentage born in Los Angeles and living in Oakland, CA.