When Emiko is not writing, she is reading. Most of her friends are imaginary. Before she became a writer she was an entomologist (fancy name for bug catcher), a candle maker, a florist, and most recently a teacher. She lives in Washington with her husband and children (unruly twins). She loves the rain.
I strongly believe in “fake it till you make it” and asking forgiveness rather than permission. My friends and I once (poorly) fixed up an old van. We drove it across the country. The bumper fell of and we lost the brakes in the Redwoods. Best time I ever had. I wrote super angsty poetry as a teen and later, Twilight FanFiction—some of which still lives on the internet. If you find it, I will deny that I ever wrote it. I’ve published two books but have written more than a half dozen which have been rejected hundreds of times (by agents and editors).