Monday, February 20, 2012

My Short Story, "Love Right on the Yesterday"

I'm so pleased that my short story, Love Right on the Yesterday about a Japanese teenager who longs to be an idol singer, was selected to be a part of Tomo: Friendship Through Fiction—An Anthology of Japan Teen Fiction edited by Holly Thompson.

Tomo will be published on March 10, 2012 and proceeds from all sales will go to organizations that are helping teens in the quake and tsunami hit areas. Tomo, which means friend in Japanese, aims to bring Japan stories to young adult readers worldwide as well as help support teens in Tohoku.

You can pre-order a copy of Tomo HERE. And you can read interviews with the contributors at the Tomo Blog Site.

But that's not all...I'm also thrilled that my story was selected to be published on YARN, the Young Adult Review Network, to give readers a sneak preview of Tomo. So I hope you'll check it out!


  1. Cool story, and it's awesome that you're donating the proceeds to such a good cause. It was nice meeting you at the SF Writer's conference. Neat blog:)

  2. Thanks so much, Mark! Good to meet you too. :-)

  3. The story was fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. hello! konnichiwa.. i am a 5th year accountancy student taking basic japanese as my required elective. i was hoping to get a glimpse of the story you are talking about. thank u very much.

    1. You should be able to track it down on the YARN site. Thanks for your interest and ganbatte!