Christa Faust grew up in New York City, in the Bronx, and in Hell’s Kitchen. She’s been making up stuff her whole life and spent most of her teen years on endless subway rides, cutting school, and scribbling stories. After high school finally had enough of her, she worked in the Times Square peep-show booths and later as a fetish model and professional dominatrix.
Ms. Faust sold her first short story when she moved to Los Angeles in the early 90s. After nearly 20 years in her beloved adopted city, she still considers herself an expat rather than a native. She’s an avid reader and collector of vintage paperbacks, a Film Noir enthusiast, and a Tattooed Lady. She writes primarily hardboiled crime fiction, but also does work-for-hire media tie-in novels. She lives in the smallest house in Silver Lake with her Boston Terrier Butch.