Nisa Ryan is an avid devourer of folklore and literature. She enjoys reading manga and watching anime as well as spending times outdoors. Growing up in Japan, her love of all things Japanese led her to get a B.A. in Asian Studies with a focus on Japanese history and religion. She later received her MA in TESOL from Carson-Newman University and works as an ESL teacher overseas. Currently, she is writing a fantasy novel that takes place in an alternate Japan, along with compiling a book of information on Japanese yokai as they pertain to the religious practices of Shugendō. You can read more about her projects at her website: www.nisaryan.com
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