About Z. A. Coe

Hi! I’m Z. A. Coe, author of a variety of books and the CoeWriting blog.

This Is a New About Page

I had what I considered a pretty good About Me page up for a while, but since I moved back from Korea it didn’t seem honest to leave it up anymore. If you still want to read it, though, you can find it here.

Who I Am

I am a Christian (in case you couldn’t guess) and I tend to write fiction about hopeless people in desperate and traumatizing situations who come out stronger for it, because those are the kinds of books I needed when I was hopeless, desperate, and depressed. Most of my blog centers around God in some way, shape, or form, because I wouldn’t be here without Jesus, and I would be miserable without Him.

Like anyone who’s found a cure for the thing that hurt them most, I want everyone who’s struggling with hopelessness or lack of love to know that Jesus loves you and He’s not like everybody else. He won’t hurt, betray, reject, or abandon you, even if everybody else may have.

Jesus changed my life, and if you’re feeling down and out, I would encourage you to consider talking to Him before trying the “permanent solution” to a temporary problem. I’m not suggesting this to be preachy, but because asking Jesus to help me when I was researching ways to kill myself is the reason I’m alive.

Who I’m Not

Just because I’m a Christian doesn’t mean I’m perfect, though. I can make mistakes, have a bad attitude, and be judgmental sometimes just like everybody else. I try to do a good job of honoring others on this blog and in my books, but when I fail, I hope that you’ll forgive me, since I’m still just human like you are.


I love learning but I tend to learn best by myself. I have a B.A. in Writing but most of the things I do involve skills I learned from reading books and articles, watching videos, and trying things out on my own.

Ironically, even though I was always a terrible student, I became a teacher, and I taught English in Korea for ten years. I loved (and still love) South Korea, but I moved back to America in 2022 and have been in my homeland ever since.


If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time or read any of my books, you know that riding my bike is one of my favorite things to do. Now that I’m in America I have a car, so I ride my bike a lot less, but sometimes I do still pack my work and take it with me to a park that I can ride to and spend the whole day out under the sun.

Some of my more sedentary hobbies include writing (I bet you already knew that, though) and coding. I built my own computer and dual boot Windows 10 and Kubuntu on it. Whenever my laptops become unusable due to Windows bloat I wipe them and install Linux so I can keep on using them.

I also enjoy working with my hands. I like knitting, quilting, sewing, and woodworking. In Korea I grew my own salads, baked my own bread, made my own sour cream, and cooked a lot from scratch. So far in America my lettuce plants just die and I haven’t been able to do much cooking or baking, but I did build some outdoor furniture here so that I can write and code outside, and I have sewn myself some things since coming back.

In general I like to be creative and efficient, so I am always finding ways to create new things, express myself through that creation, and then automate as much as possible to increase my productivity.


I think this probably covers most of who I am and what I do, but if you want to ask me any questions, feel free to e-mail me at questions (at) coewriting (dot) com or check out the Q & A page.*


If you are a student, teacher, blogger, book reviewer, journalist, or anything else and want to interview me, feel free to contact me here or e-mail me at interviews (at) coewriting (dot) com and do the following:

*Please understand that I may not be able to respond to every question or every interview request. Thank you in advance for understanding.