Mariko Tamaki is a writer and performer. Her work includes comics (Skim, with Jillian Tamaki), plays, and novels. Her most recent publication is a Young Adult novel with Penguin Canada, (you) set me on fire. Mariko's second comic with Jillian, Awago Beach Babies, will be released by Groundwood Books/First Second, in the Fall of 2013. Follow Mariko on twitter @marikotamaki or read her blog at marikotamaki.blogspot.com.