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Author Spotlight - Sara Fujimura

Hello, my lovely readers-

Today, I would like to introduce you to another friend of mine.

Sara Fujimura

Faking Reality

Fifteen-year-old Dakota McDonald has literally been on TV since the day she was born. But now her family’s HGTV show is coming to an end, and this talented builder and maker is struggling to figure out who she is outside the spotlight. Leo Matsuda, who works too much in his family’s Japanese restaurant, wishes he could be an average teen too. One who has free time and a social life and maybe even a girlfriend. These two teens have been best friends since childhood, but now they’re getting older and the hormones are kicking in. Life gets messy when you accidentally fall in love with your best friend. Especially when he’s dating another girl.

FAKING REALITY is for makers, foodies, Japanophiles, or anyone looking for sweet, swoony, uplifting YA.

Sara Fujimura (Foo-gee-moo-rah) is the American half of her bicultural Japanese-American family and spends about a month each year in Japan. She started as a journalist, so it is no surprise that Sara’s young adult books contain a lot of facts to go along with the fiction.

Whether you want to know about Japan (TANABATA WISH), the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 (BREATHE), what it’s like to be an Olympic-caliber skater (EVERY REASON WE SHOULDN’T), or how unscripted television works (FAKING REALITY), Sara takes readers on swoony journeys to unusual places.

She is a creative writing teacher and literacy advocate who is excited to support the next generation of authors. If you go to anime cons, you may also see Sara as her alter ego, The Obento Lady. She is an active member of SCBWI.

EVERY REASON WE SHOULDN’T was named an NPR Best Book of 2020.

Sara is represented by Ann Rose of the Tobias Literary Agency.

Remember to take care of yourself and enjoy Faking Reality.

Happy reading,




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