Jade Sharma was an army brat. She was born in St. Louis, MO and spent most of her childhood in Germany. After struggling with bipolar disorder, she dropped out of school in 8th grade. She lived in Virginia, Delaware, and Japan as a teenager and started taking college courses on base. She attended Temple University for a minute, then went to NYU for a 3 week summer class and never left. She performed spoken word regularly at The Nuyorican Poets Cafe. She now lives on the Lower East Side with her black Pomeranian and is at work on a second novel.