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Akemi Dawn Bowman is a critically-acclaimed author who writes across genres. Her novels have received multiple accolades and award nominations, and her debut novel, Starfish, was a William C. Morris Award Finalist. She has a BA in social sciences from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and currently lives in Scotland with her family. She overthinks everything, including this bio. You can find Akemi on Instagram @AkemiDawnBowman.


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How did you get published?

I’ve written a blog post all about my journey to publication here.


I just finished your book and want to tell you how much I loved it! What’s the best way to reach you?

There's a form on my contact page that you're welcome to use. Please understand that while I do read and appreciate every single message I receive (I truly have some of the best readers in the world!), I am not always able to respond due to time constraints.


I can’t wait to read STARFISH/SUMMER BIRD BLUE/INSERT FUTURE BOOK HERE! Where can I get review copies/ARCs?

Thanks so much for the interest! For review copies or any publicity related questions, you can reach the publicity team via the email addresses on my contact page (there's one for my YA novels, and another one for my middle-grade). You can also request e-ARCs through Edelweiss and Netgalley in the months leading up to publication. I will also sometimes share news about ARC giveaways on social media (keep an eye on my Instagram for more information).


I’d like to get in touch about an interview/podcast/event. What’s the best way to organize this?

So excited to hear this! Please reach out to my publicist or use the form on my contact page.


Do you have a media kit?

Yes, I do! You can find it here.

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  •  I’m a vegetarian, but I don’t like mushrooms.

  • If you talk to me about Star Wars, Animal Crossing, or Pokémon, I will probably assume we are best friends.

  • I love animals, but am allergic to most of them. (Otters are my favorite.)

  • Basically a part-time architect/interior designer via The Sims.

  • Favorite snacks include dried mango, chai lattes, and sea-salt dark chocolate. (Bonus points if there’s caramel in it.)