Mariko Tamaki is a Canadian writer living in California. She is the co-creator of the New York Times bestseller This One Summer with Jillian Tamaki, and Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me with Rosemary Valero-O’Connell. These works have received Eisner, Ignatz and Printz Honors. Mariko also writes superhero stories for Marvel and DC Comics. Her prose includes the YA murder mystery, Cold.
"A glitter-fueled disco daydream! Mariko Tamaki captures the irrepressible, unapologetic enthusiasm of Anne Shirley and delivers her with sequins and rollerskates to a brand new audience. Anne of Greenville bubbles over with a defiantly joyful energy!"—Britta Lundin, author of Ship It and Like Other Girls
"Every page of this glittery disco ball of a book explodes with imagination, effervescence, and joy — prepare to find a kindred spirit in this thoroughly modern Anne Shirley."—Sarah Kuhn, author of From Little Tokyo, with Love
"I adored Mariko Tamaki's Anne of Greenville, which doesn't shy away from the harsh realities of being both queer and weird in a small town, but also embraces so much love and beauty. Joy as an act of resistance overflows from Anne and her new world. Tamaki infuses her work with so much humor, nuance, and incredible generosity for every character, and I will read every single thing she writes."—Amy Spalding, best-selling author of We Used to Be Friends
“Delightfully queer, deliciously disco-filled, and decidedly heartfelt, Anne of Greenville is the coming-of-age novel we need! My heart’s been soaring like it’s wearing roller skates ever since I finished it!”—Jason June, author of Jay's Gay Agenda and Out of the Blue