I am an American writer living in Japan. As a foreign wife of a Japanese national and a mother of two bi-national, bi-cultural, bilingual young adults, I have lived in a multi-generational home (with grandparents living downstairs) for more than two decades. Our children went to Japanese public schools and have both ended up going to American universities. I take photos and write stories and poetry. About nature mostly. My debut middle grade novel, SOMEWHERE AMONG, is set in Japan 2001. References for historical details woven throughout the novel can be found on this website. I have also posted photos and cultural details over the years for teachers and readers at Here and There Japan.