Noriko Nakada writes, blogs, tweets, parents, and teaches middle school in Los Angeles. She is committed to writing thought-provoking creative non-fiction, fiction, and poetry. 

Publications include two book-length memoirs: Through Eyes Like Mine, which was shortlisted for the 2040 Book Award, and Overdue Apologies: a middle school memoir. Excerpts, essays, and poetry have appeared in Catapult,Meridian, Kartika, Hippocampus,Compose, Linden Avenueand others. 

She completed her mfa at Antioch University Los Angeles in 2005 and continues to write, blog, tweet, and facebook about life, food, education, and sports.