J.L. Morin grew up in inner-city Detroit, and has won an eLit gold medal and a Living Now Book Award for the Japan novel, Sazzae, written as a creative thesis toward an AB at Harvard. Sazzae was followed by USA Best Book Awards finalist Travelling Light, and ‘Occupy’s first bestselling novel’ Trading Dreams. Her most recent novel, Nature’s Confession, won a LitPick 5-Star Review Award, and an excerpt received an Honorable Mention in the Eco-Fiction Story Contest. Morin’s fiction has appeared in The Harvard Advocate and Harvard Yisei, and her articles and translations in The Detroit News, Agence France Presse, European Daily, Livonia Observer Eccentric Newspapers, and The Harvard Crimson.
J.L. Morin traded derivatives in New York while studying nights for her MBA at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Her experience includes working for the Federal Reserve Bank posted to the 103rd floor of the World Trade Center, working as a TV newscaster. She is adjunct faculty at Boston University and is a Huffington Post blogger.