Kent Willis has spent nearly six years in Japan, two in her rural mountains as a young Mormon missionary, then decades later in the heart of Tokyo as a businessman with his family. He studied Japanese language and Asian culture at Northwestern University. The author is employed as an attorney and lives with his family in the forests of Connecticut.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was about 12. Just short stories, fiction. I read a lot of fantasy and sci fi. My favorite books then were the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It was a labor of love, I wrote it in my spare time at first just for fun then I decided it might be interesting to others as well. I lived in the mountains of Japan in the mid 1980's while serving as a Mormon missionary and fell in love with so much about the place. I picked up a minor in the language and culture at college.Then 15 years later I worked in Tokyo for nearly 4 years as a businessman and that gave me some good ideas, especially for the sequel which I'm working on now.
A Japanese Vampire Born at the End of an Age
In feudal Japan a poor peasant & family man is turned to a vampire by mistake. He must come to grips with his new reality & help his family survive. In the world of the Samurai he encounters creatures from Japanese mythology – some helpful, others deadly. Follow his adventures through the centuries culminating with clashes in modern day Tokyo.