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About the author

Claire Youmans first went to Japan in 1992 and was immediately captivated. After years of travel and study, she continues to be charmed and amazed by a fascinating history and a culture that's both endearingly quirky and entirely unique.
In 2014, she started Tales of the Meiji Era with The Toki-Girl and the Sparrow-Boy's unparalleled blend of historical fantasy in the first book of the series, Coming Home. Succeeding books continue exploring the combination of history and folklore to share Youmans' love and fascination with a very different country and culture.
Exciting adventures continue in this delightful fantastical yet historical world. Follow these at, and on Twitter @tokigirlsparrow, and, where she frequently shares poetry and Life on the Floor, her tales of living in modern Japan