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Valynne E. Maetani

Biography

Valynne E. Maetani

Valynne E. Maetani grew up in Utah and obtained a Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. In a former life, she was a project manager and developed educational software for children with learning disabilities. Currently, she is a part-time stage mom, part-time soccer mom and full-time writer. Her debut novel, Ink and Ashes, is the winner of the New Visions Award 2013. She lives in Salt Lake City, UT with her husband and three girls, who are carbon copies of her. She's discovered that living with herself isn't always a bowl of cherries.

Valynne E. Maetani

Books by Valynne E. Maetani

by Valynne E. Maetani - Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Claire Takata has never known much about her father, who passed away ten years ago. But on the anniversary of his death, she finds a letter from her deceased father to her stepfather. Claire never had a reason to believe they even knew each other. Claire then combs through anything that might give her information about her father…until she discovers that he was a member of the yakuza, a Japanese organized crime syndicate. The discovery causes her to try to out run her fathers legacy where she learns that secrets from his past can threaten her life and everything she holds dear.