Roze has a BA in Literature from Stanford University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. Over her five-year career as a professional blackjack player she was barred, ejected, eighty-sixed or politely asked to leave more than forty casinos across the United States and Canada, but she is still considered “good action” at most of the other ones. She also made a living playing poker for three years, specializing in No-Limit Hold’em cash games (live and online), but these days she’d rather play for fun than the everyday grind. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she spends most of her time avoiding traffic, playing poker and writing fictional stories that never seem to quite live up to her real life adventures.