Sara Fujimura is the American half of her Japanese-American family. She spends about a month each summer at her in-laws’ house in rural Japan with her family, so it will be no surprise that she has written about Japanese culture and raising bicultural kids for such magazines as Appleseeds, Learning Through History, East West, Raising Arizona Kids and Mothering, as well as, writing travel-related articles for the book "To Japan with Love." In April 2017, Fujimura released her first YA contemporary novel "Tanabata Wish" which is (no surprise) set in Japan. Her second book "Breathe" is YA historical fiction set in 1918 Philadelphia. Her third book, "Every Reason We Shouldn't," is a contemporary YA novel and comes out March 2020 with Tor Teen. She has been a professional freelance writer and creative writing teacher for over a decade. Along with school visits, she has done presentations for SCBWI-Arizona, SCBWI-Japan, Girl Scouts, Desert Rose Chapter RWA, ONEBOOKAZ, TechPHX, Phoenix Comicon and at several anime/manga/Japanese culture conventions. Fujimura is passionate about literacy and supporting the next generation of writers.
Fujimura is a member of SCBWI and RWA.