Jean Letai

Meet Author Jean Letai

​I am a writer represented by agent Susan Cohen of Writers House until her 2023 retirement. My essays and travel articles have been published in the Boston Globe, LA Times, Japan Times, and Princeton Alumni Weekly. I have completed drafts of 3 novels in verse and several picture books.

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

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

-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.