Cover Photo: This photograph shows the author's desk. It's long with a series of white drawers, with copies of brightly colored books stacked on its surface. Everything is clean and tidy.
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Writing Is a Force

I have somehow managed to graduate from the late nights, the early mornings, and the stolen lunch breaks to full-time regular hours, writing in an office with a desk and books all around me.


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Mika in Real Life

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Did I do the work I needed to do, and did I do it like a motherfucker?

When Emiko Jean isn’t writing, she is reading. Before she became a writer, she was an entomologist, a candlemaker, a florist, and most recently, a teacher. She lives in Washington with her husband and children. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Tokyo Ever After, Empress of all Seasons, and We'll Never Be Apart.