Jeanie Okimoto started Endicott and Hugh Books in 2009 to publish new editions of books that had gone out of print: There’s No Place Like Nome by Artis Palmer, Once Upon a Two by Four by Ann Combs, Coming Home From Camp by Lonny Kaneko and some of Jeanie’s previously published books. New works include The Weird World Rolls On, featuring island poets, On Fisher Pond: Memories of Bill Fisher by Laurie Stewart and Finding Mercy in This World by Catherine Johnson.
Okimoto is an author and playwright whose awards include Smithsonian Notable Book, the American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults, the International Reading Association Reader’s Choice Award, the Parent’s Choice Award, and the Green Earth Book Award. Her picture book Blumpoe the Grumpoe Meets Arnold the Cat was adapted by Shelley Duvall for the HBO and Showtime television series Bedtime Stories. Her short stories have appeared in Dell’s anthologies Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults.