Tomi Adeyemi

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Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach based in San Diego, California. After graduating Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she received a fellowship that allowed her to study West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil. Her website,, has been named one of the 101 best websites for writers by Writer’s Digest. In the first of her international best-selling Legacy of Orisha fantasy series, Children Of Blood and Bone (Henry Holt), Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger.  Entertainment Weekly writes, “Meet Tomi Adeyemi—the new J.K. Rowling. (Yep, she’s that good).”