-excerpt from Following the Sun

Meet Author Jean Letai

​I am a writer represented by agent Susan Cohen of Writers House. My essays and travel articles have been published in the Boston Globe, LA Times, Japan Times, and Princeton Alumni Weekly.

You can find my poetry in the anthology Friends and Anemones: Ocean Poems for Children.

When I'm not reading or writing or walking my dogs, I love speedskating, swimming and SUP'ing, skydiving, and -- most of all -- the cozy comforts of hygge. I am also a proud mother of three wonderful humans, including an MD/PhD student, a Ghost Tour guide, and a 2022 Olympian.









For days Hungarians sang and danced –
celebrating in Parliament Square


savoring warm chestnuts
in the cold, gray air.

Like cats offered cream
we lapped up the sweet flavor of freedom.

Too bad we did not have nine lives.

Jean Letai