Noriko Nakada lives in Los Angeles where she writes and teaches at Emerson Middle School. She has published an early childhood memoir, Through Eyes Like Mine, and a middle school follow-up, Overdue Apologies. Her work has appeared in Hippocampus and Specter literary magazines.

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.

Works in progress include a memoir in verse, Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop: One Family's Struggle with Mental Illness, a screenplay, Oh, Christmas Tree, and Ricepaper Superheroes, a historical novel about a Japanese American family during World War II.

Through Eyes Like Mine and is available @ Powell's, and Amazon as well as the follow-up memoir, Overdue Apologies Powell's and Amazon.

contact the author at

email: nlnakada@gmail.com twitter: @writersgrind