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YWW Southern Oregon: Mikko Azul
April 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mikko wrote her first book in second grade, proudly scribbling the cover with crayons and binding with yarn. Mikko has always pursued knowledge of magic, secret societies, the occult, science and spirituality. As an adult, Mikko’s tastes broadened to include historical fiction and action-adventure. These influences can be found in her epic fantasy novels.
Mikko was raised in the Pacific Northwest. She spent her senior year abroad as an exchange student, exposing herself to various languages and cultures. She then joined the United States Marine Corps, serving our country in the 1980’s. Seeking the next adventure, Mikko traveled to the far reaches of Alaska to work on a catcher/processor boat out of Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands. Returning home, she took up SCUBA diving, hiking and Kung Fu.
Mikko’s debut novel Askari won a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award and took first place at the San Francisco Writer’s Conference. She lives on the shores of Puget Sound with her three sons.
· raffle drawings at each workshop for free books from the visiting authors (winners will receive a copy of the author’s current book AND a copy for their SCHOOL LIBRARY, too!),
· discussions and networking with writing industry professionals (like publishers and agents!),
· and the opportunity to attend the WW conference in Portland in August!