Sarah Fujimura

I’m the American half of our Japanese-American family. I spend about a month each summer at my in-laws’ house in rural Japan with my family. So it will be no surprise that I’ve written about Japanese culture and raising bicultural kids for such magazines as APPLESEEDS, LEARNING THROUGH HISTORY, EAST WEST, RAISING ARIZONA KIDS, and MOTHERING, as well as, writing travel-related articles for the book TO JAPAN WITH LOVE. In April 2017, I released my first YA contemporary novel TANABATA WISH which is (no surprise) set in Japan. My second book BREATHE (July 2018) is YA historical fiction set in 1918 Philadelphia. My third book, EVERY REASON WE SHOULDN’T is a contemporary YA novel and comes out March 2020 with Tor Teen. I have been a professional freelance writer and creative writing teacher for over a decade. Along with school visits, I have done presentations for SCBWI-Arizona, SCBWI-Japan, Girl Scouts, Desert Rose Chapter RWA, ONEBOOKAZ, TechPHX, Phoenix Comicon, and at several anime/manga/Japanese culture conventions. I’m passionate about literacy and supporting the next generation of writers. 

I’m a member SCBWI and RWA. You can often find me at SCBWI Arizona and Desert Rose RWA events.

I am represented by Rebecca Angus, Golden Wheat Literary. My website is