I am a thirtysomething Japanese-American gal born and raised in Hawaii. I lived and worked in Japan, served as a writer for a governor and am now a full-time writer. I possess the gift and the curse of obsessiveness. I have a nice husband, a wonderful best friend and an evil stepmother.
My favorite medium of self-expression is playwriting, and in 2007, I won a local playwriting contest held annually by Kumu Kahua Theatre and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The one novel I wrote, Domo Arigatou, Chutney Yamato, was a labor of love, and if I find the energy and motivation, I will continue Chutney's adventures for two more books.
When I'm not updating my blog, I'm working on first hand accounts of Hawaii's paranormal for Spooky Kine Investigations. I believe that everyone has a story.
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Domo Arigatou, Chutney Yamato
Chutney Yamato is a 22-year old Japanese-American girl ready to leave everything she knows behind in Hawaii for an adventure abroad in the land of the rising sweet potato, Okinawa. However, things don't go exactly as planned and Chutney worries that the only roots she'll find will be the ones in her hair.
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