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 memoirExcerpts, essays, and poetry have appeared in Catapult, Meridian, Kartika, Hippocampus, Compose, Linden Avenue and 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.

Works in progress include Dispatches from a High School Feminist: Rising Up from Rural America, Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop: One Family's Struggle with Mental Illness, and Ricepaper Superheroes, a historical novel about a Japanese American family during World War II.

She is on twitter @writersgrind and can be reached at