Hi! I’m Cristy Burne
The Takeshita Demons series was inspired by my years living in Japan, a healthy fear of ghosts, and a plastic head I found in my rubbish bin.
Takeshita Demons won the Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Award for diversity in children’s writing. Based on Japanese folklore, the series features mythical demons, called yokai, traditionally used to teach manners and explain spooky phenomena.
I’m also a science writer, with degrees in biotechnology and science communication. I’ve edited science magazines, helped create museum exhibitions and written for countless magazines and newspapers. Let’s face it: I just love science.
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I’ve been blogging about Japanese mythology, strange science and being a writer for years. I hope you enjoy the read. If you have any questions, requests or would just like to say hi, I’d love to hear from you.