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Rajiv Moté is a speculative fiction writer living in Chicago with his wife, daughter, and a little dog. He is a member of SFWA who has completed two 2-year certificate programs in the Creative Writing of Fiction from Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. He has served as a slush-reading Badger for Shimmer Magazine, and a regular epic fantasy columnist for Dragonmount.com. His stories make appearances in Archive of the Odd, Cast of Wonders, Cosmic Horror Monthly, Dark Matter Ink, Diabolical Plots, Daily Science Fiction, Dream of Shadows, Escape Pod, Grendel Press, Improbable Quarterly, Metaphorosis, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Reckoning, Translunar Travelers Lounge, Truancy, Wyngraf, and others. During the day, he gathers source material by masquerading as a software engineering director. He scrapes off excess words on Twitter at @RajivMote, and occasionally realizes he should put some effort into rajivmote.com.

Rajiv’s published work can be found here.

Software Engineering Director

Rajiv Moté is a software engineering director with nearly 30 years of experience in professional software development. He holds a Bachelor’s of Computer Science from Northwestern University with a minor in Cognitive Science. He has produced software for medical and pharmaceutical laboratories, created SaaS systems to manage paid search advertising campaigns, built and maintained public commercial websites with millions of daily visitors, transitioned teams to Agile practices, reimagined software to be AWS cloud native systems, coordinated the work of in-house, near-shore, and offshore teams on a single product, and built a foundation of trust and mission focus within high-functioning, cross-functional software delivery teams.

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When you look into my head, my head also looks into you


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