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ValynneEMaetaniValynne E. Maetani received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Her debut novel, Ink and Ashes, received starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal and is the winner of the New Visions Award 2013, the APALA Honor for Youth Adult Fiction 2015, a spring 2015 Junior Library Guild selection, Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2015, Best Fiction Book in Salt Lake City Weekly’s Best of Utah Arts Award for 2015, VOYA Top Shelf Fiction, Whitney Award for Best New Author 2016, the Paterson Prize 2016, and Cybils Award Nominee 2015. She can be found online at

Valynne E. Maetani
INK AND ASHES Trilogy|June 1, 2015 (2018,2019)|Tu Books/Lee & Low
Ink & Ashes is a “fantastic debut” and “will “keep readers riveted” —starred review, Kirkus Reviews
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