Welcome! I'm a Japanese American from Southern California. I live in Silicon Valley and graduated from the University of Southern California.

Hobbies and Interests:
True to my So Cal spirit, I love the beaches
Travel: some favorite places include: Japan, Korea, Europe, The Great Wall in China, Hawaii, Bermuda, Caribbean
Alpine skiing at Lake Tahoe, Colorado, Utah, Austria, Mammoth
Trojan Football: Beat UCLA!

My background is in information technology with a special emphasis in databases. I've managed projects and led the software development efforts in systems analysis, re-engineering, and the entire gamut of software for every phase from inception through implementation.

It amazed me that writing a book was far harder than any software project I've ever worked on, which included developing satellite tracking software with a bunch of physicists who had no idea of what the end product would look like.

After nearly seven years of working full-time on a single writing project and doing nothing else, Popcorn Miracles was born. Tada!

I thought the second book would be easier. Wrong! This time we opened up submissions to many published authors from writers conferences and other events. Little did I know I would be editing the entire manuscript, which turned out to be quite daunting. After four years, the global, multi-cultural Kernels of Hope was born.

You now have the popcorn with the kernels.

During the time of working on both books, my husband Bob had the idea of writing a novel. I really wanted to move on with my life and mingle with friends again, which I greatly missed during this very isolated time of writing. However, Bob devoted much of his evenings in helping me with my first two books. So, I persevered and collaborated with him and rewrote and polished his novel. After eight years of extensive research, interviews with a number of people who experienced WWII, and mutiple trips to Japan, Cherry Blossoms in the Storm was born.

When you work on a book together with your husband, it's shocking to learn how different men thinks.

We did these books because we care about people and want them to really think about their lives. Are they fulfilled? Is there an empty void? Have they met the Living God? Which road leads to eternal salvation? Life is too short and these are very important questions to think about.

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