I know, it seems like it just started, doesn’t it? But that’s the whole point – cherry blossom season, like life, is short and sweet. From the time the first buds open, until the petals fall one by one and are blown into drifts of pink snow, only ten days. Shorter, if it rains. Which is why everyone in Tokyo suddenly drops everything, girds themselves up with cameras and lunchboxes, and flocks to the parks as soon as the first pink fluffiness appears. Meetings, presentations, phone calls…those can all wait.
Because in this short sweet life, you never regret the things you did, only the things you didn’t.
Even after the last cherry blossom has fallen, novels set in Tokyo are still in season
“A genuinely gripping crime thriller which wrong-foots and perplexes the reader throughout, drawing us in emotionally . . . Highly recommended.” –Raven Crime Reads
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!