Wow, which one do I dread trying the most? It’s so hard to choose! As much as having my face covered in the kind of pond scum I remember eww-ing over in 10th grade Biology, lying there with snail slime perilously close to my nose and mouth might be worse. Both, however, are certainly trumped by the nightmare of being CRAWLED ON BY SEA CUCUMBERS. Even the beauty shot on the package can’t disguise the fact that this otherwise harmless denizen of the sea is a master of pale, warty, squick-worthiness.
But I’m pretty sure that with my well-honed powers of denial, I can survive the merely revolting. Bee stings and snake bites are another thing. I suspect actually trying these will win me some kind of Darwin Award.
Read a novel set in Tokyo
Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!