A writer since high school, Ledia Runnels has published several travel related and fact-sheet articles online. Her screenplay "Sakura, Jewel of the Rising Sun" won the "Grand Award for Best Screenplay at Worldfest Houston in 1998. She posts a weekly blog entitled: “Mysterious Japan”. The author lived in the Tokyo, Japan area for three years. She now resides in East Central Texas near her two adult children.