Thank you for visiting my site. Here’s a little bit about me!
I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. In high school, I fell madly in love with Classic Literature: Austen, Brontë, Dickens, Dumas, James, Shelly, Tolstoy, and everything else! What I loved most about these books were the ways these authors used words to paint the story like beautiful artwork.
I wrote poems in my teenage years, and didn’t seriously start writing again until my daughter was 4 years old. I would put her down for the night, and write until 2 or 3 in the morning. I love writing in the hush of the early morning hours.
I wrote novel length manuscripts and I started attending writers conferences and conventions to learn about the industry, meet wonderful authors, and make friends with fellow writers who I’m still friends with today.
Around this time, our company started to provide book trailer video services to authors, and we were working with several New York Times Bestselling authors and big East Coast publishers. It was a great learning experience.
So now, I’m finally published! This has been one of my life’s dreams and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to share my stories with you!
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My other interests
Maybe it’s my Japanese heritage, but I’m drawn to history and tradition. Living in California and being in one of the famous wine regions, I’ve been fascinated with wine. Not just consuming it, but I love what wine represents. When someone brings wine to an event, that signifies a celebration, a time to share, to make memories.
So I attended The Culinary Institute of America in Saint Helena, to earn my Certified Wine Professional accreditation. The education and the friends I made through that experience was phenomenal.
A few years later, I took up “wine” studies closer to my own cultural background, Sake. Sake in Japan has its own centuries-old history and tradition. For this study, I went back to Japan and took a course from the Sake Education Council and earned my Certified Sake Professional accreditation. In 2020, I enrolled in the Sake Scholar Program and passed the exam, so now I can add Sake Scholar to my accreditation. Needless to say, I love research and learning something new.
I’ve also taken 16 years of classical piano, and studied art at the Academy of Art in San Francisco.