-Excerpt from Shinto Secret 

Three things Keiko knew for sure. First, she was not crazy. Second, when she grew up she would have twins, and she would never tell anyone who was born first. Third, she’d seen her grandpa Jiiji on the night of his death, reaching out to her from halfway across the planet with his hand all puckered like a bird’s claw.

Jean Letai

Meet Author Jean Letai

​I am a writer searching for the right agent to represent my books -- including verse novel FOLLOWING THE SUN, set in Hungary; young-adult novel SHINTO SECRET, set in Japan; and intermediate novel HERO IN TIME, set during the Great Boston Molasses Flood. My essays and travel articles have been published in the Boston Globe, LA Times, and Princeton Alumni Weekly.

I am also a mother of three who loves speedskating, skydiving, and -- most of all -- the cozy comforts of hygge.