Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach. After graduating from Harvard University with an honours degree in English literature, she received a fellowship that allowed her to study West African mythology, religion, and culture in Salvador, Brazil. Her first novel is the #1 New York Times bestseller Children of Blood and Bone, the first title in her Legacy of Orïsha trilogy. Its sequel, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, will be released in March 2019. Tomi lives in California.