About the Author
began drawing manga in her first year of high school. She was soon selected to be in the top ten of Hana to Yume's HMC (Hana to Yume Mangaka Course), and subsequently won Hana to Yume's Big Challenge contest. Her debut title, Chijimete Distance (Shrink the Distance), ran in 2002 in Hana to Yume magazine, issue 17. In addition to The Magic Touch (originally published in Japan as Oyayubi kara Romance, or "Romance from the Thumbs"), she is currently working on the manga series Oresama Teacher (I'm the Teacher).