Hadley Sui, Author: Hadley Sui is a Brooklyn-based food stylist, pastry chef, and recipe developer. A gap year spent living with host families and attending high school in Yoshikawa, Japan, resulted in her lifelong love of Japanese culture and prompted her to earn a degree in International Studies from the University of Chicago as well as a certificate from that city’s French Pastry School. Her pastry brand, Hadley Go Lucky, has been featured in pop-ups throughout New York City, and she has also appeared as a guest chef for the Japan Arts Foundation’s Tokyo House Party program. Oishisou!! The Ultimate Anime Dessert Cookbook represents the culmination of Hadley’s favorite pastry recipes inspired by both anime and her own experiences in Japan. Learn more about Hadley at www.hadleysui.com.
Monique Narboneta Zosa, Illustrator: Monique “Mo” Narboneta Zosa is an LA-based graphic designer and (more recently) illustrator by trade. From selling fan art at anime conventions in 2012 to publishing her first printed “doodles” in DC Comics’ Harley’s Little Black Book in 2017, illustration has been an enduring aspect of her design career. In 2021, Mo helped to elevate the voice of Sakura Kasugano in Insight Edition’s Street Fighter: The Official Street Food Cookbook by sprinkling her emoji-style illustrations and other drawings throughout the book. Oishisou!!: The Ultimate Anime Dessert Cookbook marks Mo’s official debut as an illustrator, giving her the opportunity to combine her love of anime, design, and illustration into one delicious publication. Fun fact: Mo’s favorite anime of all time is Tiger and Bunny! Check out more of her work at: monarboneta.com.