Please introduce yourself.
- When did you start writing?
I’ve been writing poems since I could write my name, and short stories just for myself. It took me six years to write THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM (TLCB).
- What motivates you to write?
An idea that keeps popping up in my head or a subject I can’t stop researching. Also writing helps me to escape my chronic pain for a little while.
- What genre do you write in and what made you chose this particular genre?
I chose MG for TLCB because the age of my main character, Yuriko, was 12, the same age my mom was in August 1945.
- What is your goal in writing? Do you have dreams where your writing should take you?
I’m grateful that writing TLCB not only gave me the chance to have my mother’s story passed on to…
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