Debbi Michiko Florence

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I write full time in my cozy studio, The Word Nest. I am the author of the chapter book series Jasmine Toguchi for kids ages 6 - 9. The first two books are Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen (a JLG selection) and Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth (FSG/2017). Book 3, Jasmine Toguchi, Drummer Girl (a JLG selection) releases on April 3 2018 and book 4, Jasmine Toguchi, Flamingo Keeper on July 3 2018.

Before I started my writing career, I worked at a pet store, volunteered as a raptor rehabilitator, interned as a zookeeper’s aide, taught fifth grade, and was the Associate Curator of Education for a zoo.

A third generation Japanese American and a native Californian, I now live in Connecticut with my husband, a puppy named Kiku, a bunny named Aki, and two du
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