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Misa Sugiura ’91

Misa Sugiura

Misa Sugiura’s debut novel, “It’s Not Like It’s a Secret,” won the 2017-2018 APALA Award for Young Adult Literature and was included on Best of 2017 lists by Kirkus Reviews, YALSA and Seventeen Magazine. Before she began her career as a young adult author, Sugiura earned her Master of Education at Stanford University and taught English at a public high school in California for several years. She spent several more years as a stay-at-home parent. Sugiura lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, two sons, two cats, and a gray-banded king snake; she prefers lemon sugar cookies to chocolate chip, and pumpkin spice to peppermint. Her second novel, “This Time Will Be Different,” will be released in summer of 2019.


Alumnae Author Book Fair

Saturday, October 6

Please join us for the Alumnae Author Book Fair to hear from a select group of authors who will share their stories and discuss their work with other alumni. The Fair will be held Saturday, October 6 from 4:15-5:30 p.m. in Chancellor Green.

Featured Authors:


She Writes: Finding Your Voice and Breaking Into the Writing World

Saturday, October 6


Allison Slater-Tate ’96, Freelance Writer and Editor


Margaret Wheeler Johnson ’05, Director of Features and Brand Initiatives, Bustle Digital Group

Stephanie Kip Rostan ’95, Principal, Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency

Misa Sugiura ’91, Author

Dori Jones Yang ’76, Author and Journalist