JS LEE is the author of the novel, “An Ode to the Humans Who’ve Loved and Left Me”; author and illustrator of the children’s books, “For All the Lives I’ve Loved and Lived” and “For All the Friends I’ve Found”; and her memoir, “It Wasn’t Love”. She has a chapter in the anthology, “The Unknown Culture Club: Korean Adoptees, Then and Now”, and is currently seeking representation for future works.
Raised as the sole Asian in a large, white American family, identity was always an internal struggle. LEE draws from her own experiences to bring a variety of nuanced characters to life, aiming to provoke a deeper understanding of herself and others who’ve survived trauma and live in the marginalized fringe. She currently resides in the Bay Area of California with her husband and two cats.