Akemi Dawn Bowman is the author of William C. Morris Award Finalist Starfish, Summer Bird Blue, and Harley in the Sky. Her upcoming sci-fi series, The Infinity Courts, is set to release in 2021, followed by her middle-grade debut, Generation Misfits. A proud Ravenclaw and Star Wars enthusiast, she has a BA in social sciences from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She currently lives in Scotland with her husband and two children. She is represented by Penny Moore of Aevitas Creative Management.
How did you get published?
I’ve written a blog post all about my journey to publication here.
I’m a writer. Can you help me get published/read my book/send my manuscript to your agent?
First of all, congratulations on finishing a book! That’s absolutely something to be proud of. Sadly, I don’t have a lot of free time, nor do I have the ability to help anyone get published. But I encourage you to do some research on how to write a good query letter, and seek out agents who you think would be the best fit for your work. (My agent, Penny Moore, is fabulous and you can read all about what she’s looking for here.)
My book is going to be published. Is there any chance you could write a blurb for me?
Congratulations on your upcoming release! Please send any blurb requests to my agent, Penny Moore, at pmoore[at]aevitascreative[dot]com.
What’s the best way to reach you?
The fastest way to reach me is via email (see contact page). You’re also welcome to reach out on social media (hearing from readers is one of my favorite things in the world!), but please be aware I rarely respond to DMs due to time constraints.
I can’t wait to read STARFISH/SUMMER BIRD BLUE/INSERT FUTURE BOOK HERE! Any chance I could read an early/free copy?
Thanks so much for the interest! I receive a very limited amount of ARCs that are used for giveaways (keep an eye on my blog and Twitter for more information). You can also request e-ARCs through Edelweiss and Netgalley in the months leading up to publication. For US review copies or any publicity related questions, you can reach the publicity team at ChildrensPublicity[at]SimonandSchuster[dot]com.