10 October 2013.
She was working as an associate editor with the Japanese edition of Reader’s Digest when an incredible story hit headlines: A woman claimed she’d been held as a sex slave—most of the time in a box—for seven years. The story was so compelling that she returned to California and wedged herself between reporters and sketch artists to cover the kidnapper’s trial. She later wrote Perfect Victim in collaboration with the prosecutor. Over the years, she has published articles in newspapers and magazines. She worked at the San Jose Mercury News, editing special sections. And once edited the autobiography of a former Soviet Spy. In 2007, she took a graduate program at Goddard College, and earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing. The protagonist of my debut novel is scarred, flawed, and suffers from a hot sense of justice. I hope she captures your imagination.