Asha Lemmie is the New York Times Bestselling Author ofFifty Words For Rain.After graduating from Boston College with a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing, she relocated to New York City where she worked in book publishing. Asha writes historical fiction that focuses on bringing unique perspectives to life. In normal times, she divides her time between New York, London, and Kyoto.
Fifty Words for Rain is Asha’s first novel. You can purchase it here.
In this episode, we talk about the inspiration and story behind Asha’s best selling book Fifty Words for Rain. Asha started writing this book at the young age of sixteen years old! We chat about what drew her to write about Japan post WWII, how she has dealt with the huge success of the book ( Asha had a fear of public speaking) and why it’s important to NOT choose a book by its Good Reads rating!