Born on a crest of sixties optimism, JL Morin grew up in inner-city Detroit. She proffered moral support while her parents sacrificed all to a failed system. Wondering what the Japanese were doing right, she decamped to Tokyo as an exchange student at sixteen, and then again for her junior year abroad. Her debut Japan novel, Sazzae, written as a creative thesis toward her AB at Harvard, won an eLit gold medal and a Living Now Book Award. Adjunct faculty at Boston University, she has worked as a TV newscaster, and written three more novels. J.L. Morin is the author of USA Best Book Awards finalist TRAVELLING LIGHT, and ‘Occupy’s 1st bestselling novel’ TRADING DREAMS, a humorous story that unmasks hypocrisy in the banking industry and tosses corruption onto the horns of the Wall Street bull. Her cli-fi novel NATURE'S CONFESSION is a Readers' Favorite Book Award Winner. She writes for the Huffington Post, and Library Journal, Sustainable Cites Collective, and has written for The Harvard Advocate, Harvard Yisei, Detroit News, Agence France-Presse, European Daily, Livonia Observer Eccentric Newspapers, the Harvard Crimson and others.