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

Look for my poetry in the 2020 anthology Friends and Anemones: Ocean Poems for Children.

I am also a mother of three who loves speedskating, swimming, skydiving, and -- most of all --

the cozy comforts of hygge.

Jean Letai

Meet Author Jean Letai

-excerpt from Following the Sun

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.