Mikko Azul, Author of Staff of Fire and Bone


Artwork for Staff of Fire and Bone

The Staff of Fire and Bone is available for pre-order now!

Ask about it at your favorite independent bookstore,

or get it on Amazon HERE

at Powell’s HERE

or on B& HERE

And check it out on Goodreads HERE

Mikko Azul wrote her first book in second grade, proudly scribbling the cover with crayons and binding with yarn. Mikko has always pursued knowledge of magic, secret societies, the occult, science and spirituality. As an adult, Mikko’s tastes broadened to include historical fiction and action-adventure. These influences can be found in her epic fantasy novels.

Mikko was raised in the Pacific Northwest. She spent her senior year abroad as an exchange student, exposing herself to various languages and cultures. She then joined the United States Marine Corps, serving our country in the 1980’s. Seeking the next adventure, Mikko traveled to the far reaches of Alaska to work on a catcher/processor boat out of Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands. Returning home, she took up SCUBA diving, hiking and Kung Fu.

Mikko’s debut novel Askari won a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award and took first place at the San Francisco Writer’s Conference. She lives on the shores of Puget Sound with her three sons.

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9 responses to “Mikko Azul, Author of Staff of Fire and Bone

  1. Danielle Rainville

    April 13, 2011 at 5:24 am

    Mikko~ I can not put into words how proud of you I have become. I have thought about you so much & prayed for your heart and peace. It has been such a long journey for you. I know you will become the new J.K. Rowling and I can say I knew you when. Good luck my old friend. Go kick some literary ass! I have never stopped loving you and wishing you the best. Do it!


  2. Mikko Azul

    April 13, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Dearest Dani, I appreciate the post! I struggled for a long time with associations from work…for a variety of reasons. I’ve finally healed. Yes, it’s been a journey, but not unlike the trials and challenges (albeit less fantastical) than my characters. I am so grateful for your prayers and support and encouragement! THANK YOU for reading and subscribing to my blog! It’s a fun way to monitor my progress and keeps me from feeling that I’m writing in a vaccuum. Looking forward to hearing from you again! With great love, Mikko

  3. Danielle Rainville

    June 17, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Keep on keeping on sweet lady. Your book sounds so great! Can’t wait to read it. Sounds like something myself, Cassie & Nick would enjoy reading. You are not in a vaccuum at all. So many people love you and want you to be the next New York top seller. Do it, do it, do it!!!!!!!
    Still & always will love & admire you, Dani

  4. Mandee DeHaven

    April 5, 2012 at 3:58 am

    I am so excited to join you on this wonderful journey. I love the book and can’t wait for the next one to come out.

  5. Nancy Raven Smith

    April 14, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Your spirit shines through your work!

  6. Nancy Crawford

    January 13, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Hi Mikko! Just heard from your Uncle Dell yesterday that you had written a book. So I started digging and found your site. As I am currently in the middle of “The Wise Man’s Fears” you will know I enjoy fantasy along with many other genres. I will be sure to pick up a copy as soon as I can. It sounds like the book and the experience have both been exciting. I can’t wait to read it. We are still in Bellingham with our three boys now 23, 21, and 16. If you ever get up our way, let me know.
    Congratulations on your success!
    Your cousin Nancy

    • Mikko Azul

      January 14, 2013 at 3:06 pm

      Thanks Nancy,

      You know, it was Kathy that started me off on this journey 35 years ago when she gifted me The Chronicles of Narnia! I’ll always be grateful to her for that. It’s so great to hear from you and yes, if I do get that far north, I’ll look you up. Please email me your info so that I can find you! Mine is

      Thanks for all your kind words and if you do get a hard copy of Askari let me know and I’ll bring you the bronze book award sticker and sign it for you!

      Love, Mikko

  7. Rick Rouse

    October 7, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Gosh…and I was sufficiently impressed that you know everything about everything at the dive shop. You are a perfect example of meeting people in one setting and never (until now) knowing how truly amazing and talented their life really is! I’m so grateful the dive shop let us in on your life and the extent of your many talents. I look forward to seeing you soon at the dive shop.

  8. Mikko Azul

    October 10, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Thank you for your very kind comments, Rick! Feel free to share my website with others who might find it and my writing interesting. See you soon!


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