Jamie Ford is an American author and Tucson Festival of Books favorite. He is best known for the New York Times best-selling novel, "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet," which won the Asian-Pacific American Award for Literature.
In 2013, he released his second book, "Songs of Willow Frost." Set against the backdrop of depression-era Seattle, Songs of Willow Frost is a powerful tale of two souls--a boy with dreams for his future and a woman escaping her haunted past.
Ford's new book, "Love and Other Consolation Prizes," inspired by a true story, is the unforgettable story of a young boy named Ernest, set during the 1909 Seattle World's Fair.
Jamie Ford is the great-grandson of Nevada mining pioneer Min Chung, who emigrated from Kaiping, China, to San Francisco in 1865, where he adopted the Western name Ford, thus confusing countless generations. Jamie Ford is an award-winning short-story writer, an alumnus of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and a survivor of Orson Scott Card's Literary Boot Camp. Having grown up near Seattle's Chinatown, he now lives in Montana with his wife and children.