Mia Kankimaki has worked with books all her life: she has a master's degree in comparative literature from the University of Helsinki, and she has worked as a copywriter and editor at various publishing houses. Her travels in Tanzania, Kenya, Italy, and Japan in the footsteps of inspirational, historical female figures: fearless explorers, gifted writers and passionate artists, inspired her second book The Women I Think About at Night: Traveling the Paths of My Heroes. Mia Kankimaki currently lives in Helsinki, Finland, when she's not traveling for her next book project. A teacher of Japanese flower arranging at the Sogetsu Ikebana School, Mia also loves tai chi, wild animals, live jazz, good food, and excellent tea.
[A]stute, entertaining....This insightful book will appeal to adventure enthusiasts and be an inspiration for those with an eye on hitting their stride later in life. --Publisher's Weekly