Author's Black&White Portrait

Seo Miae was born in Punggi.

She moved to Seoul at the age of 8 and has lived in Seoul until now.

She fell into the fun of mystery novels and became a maniac of mystery novels in the middle school.

She started writing poetry for the first time after entering a college. At the age of 20, she was elected to a contest and debuted as a poet.

After graduating from a college, she began her career as a broadcasting writer and turned into a screenplay writer, while writing mystery novels, too.

She won the Annual Spring Literary Contest for 30 WAYS TO KILL YOUR HUSBAND and it became a play which was the biggest hit of the year and became a steady seller until now.

From 1994 to 2005, she has focused on screenplay and only wrote short stories.

In 2000, she wrote a scenario for Korean animation MY BEAUTIFUL GIRL, MARY which won Grand Prix (Best Feature Film) at the 26th Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

In 2006, her first book 30 WAYS TO KILL YOUR HUSBAND was published and she started to devote herself to write mystery novels.

And some of her short stories became TV drama and movies.

She also met experts in all fields related to the scientific investigation of Korea and consulted the police in the initial investigation of Yu Yeongcheol, the most infamous serial killer in Korea.

Motivated by Yu Yeongcheol case, she wrote a novel THE GARDEN OF A DOLL and won the Korean Mystery Award.

In 2010, THE ONLY CHILD was published and the film rights were sold just after the publication.

And her next novel ARIN'S EYES and THE NIGHT YOUR STAR DISAPPEARED were published.

She is writing the 2nd book of THE ONLY CHILD and also preparing TV drama and nonfiction with the best profiler in Korea.