About the Author

Dr. Nyri A. Bakkalian is an author, journalist, historian, and accomplished raconteur. She is a staff writer for Unseen Japan, and the author of Grey Dawn: A Tale of Abolition and Union (Balance of Seven Press, 2020). She hosts the podcast Friday Night History and co-hosts the podcast Cleyera: Conversations on Shinto. The secret to her success is Arabic coffee. She misses Sendai daily. You can support her work by subscribing at patreon.com/riversidewings.

“I write stories featuring queer characters in central roles. These stories matter because they show that we are not some abstraction. We are just as whole, just as brave, just as flawed, just as loving and loved as anyone else.”