Wai was born in New York City in the US. Although her parents didn’t speak much English, Wai harboured a passion for books from a very young age, sneaking stories into bed to read well into the night.
Wai graduated from New York’s elite Stuyvesant High School and later from Duke University with majors in Economics and English. With a thirst for adventure and unique experiences, after graduation Wai moved to Japan where she spent a over year teaching English to Japanese children.
In 2006, she moved to Australia to enjoy the sun and to pursue her passion for writing. She completed a Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing at the University of Sydney under the inspiring tutelage of great Australian writers such as Kathryn Heyman and David Brooks.
Outside of writing, Wai enjoys cooking and blogging about her inspired gourmet creations. Part of the internet generation, she most recently headed up the content department at a digital marketing agency, Switched on Media in Sydney.
Wai is currently seeking agency representation for her next work.