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Missy Book Club July: Who is Emiko Jean?

Missy Book Club July: Who is Emiko Jean?

Sophie Coffey

This month’s Missy Book Club pick is Tokyo Ever After. The YA novel has been the subject of huge acclaim and commendation so who is Emiko Jean, the author behind the popular novel?


Emiko Jean is a YA author who has written three novels to date. Her debut novel We’ll Never Be Apart was published in 2015. In 2018 her second book Empress Of All Seasons was published and followed by Tokyo Ever After earlier this year. Emiko Jean also notes that she has written more than half a dozen books which ‘have been rejected hundreds of times’.

Personal Life

Emiko Jean also loves to read and has even been known to write Twilight fanfiction! Although she swears that ‘If you find it, I will deny that I ever wrote it’. Emiko Jean had a number of jobs before becoming a writer. These include a candle maker, a florist, a teacher and even an entomologist. In 2017 Emiko Jean had boy and girl twins and she currently lives in Washington with her husband and children.

What’s next for Emiko Jean?

If you are already loving the adventures of Izumi then you will be delighted to learn that there is more to come! Tokyo Dreaming, the much-anticipated sequel to Tokyo Ever After is set to be published next year. Emiko Jean is also writing a women’s fiction novel that will include another Japanese American protagonist.

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How To Join The Missy Book Club

Want to join in our book club? Just get reading! Oh and join our private Instagram page! Throughout the month we will be sharing our thoughts on Tokyo Ever After as well as extra content related to the book. You’ll also get to share your thoughts and opinions too. We’ll then have a vote on next months book

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