Recently, I’ve been getting questions from fans about the book, Ashi, and Japan. In the next few months, I will attempt to answer them. If you have a question of your own, please put it in the comments section.
Do you (the author) like Anime?
I was a huge anime fan in college and while at the University of Texas attended the anime club on Fridays. Sadly, I haven’t watched any in a while so I’m not up to date on recent stuff, but what little I have seen, I have enjoyed.
Do you play video games?
I’m not much of a video game player. If given the opportunity, I’d much rather read a book, or bake bread, or dance around the living room to World Order. I hope one day to meet Genki Sudo and the rest of the group in person and that we will dance. If you don’t know who World Order is, check them out here – World Order
Would you ever move to Japan?
Absolutely! But I do think it would be difficult, especially leaving behind my family and friends. I’d have to figure out how to bring Frenemy along, and to find an apartment that would allow her. I also suspect that the Japanese work ethic and I might have some issues. Long hours at a job I don’t have much passion for scares me. I know there would be an awkward transition, but ultimately, I think I would like it.
Do you have any pets other than your cat?
Right now, all I have is the one cat, Frenemy. She’s cute, an awesome hunter, and friendly towards me and Jim (my husband). I wish she’d get more comfortable around strangers though. She is terrified by them. My previous cat Asti loved people. It didn’t matter if she had met them before or not. If they would pet her, she was happy.
Do you drive a Japanese car?
Right out of high school I did. A Nissan Sentra that got amazing MPG. Then I switched to a Korean car, a Hyundai Accent. Now I have a convertible mini-cooper.
Will Audrey and Ashi continue to other locations?
Yes! They are curious about many other countries, not just Japan. Perhaps South Korea will be next, and naturally, more about Japan. You can’t cover it all in one book, or even a dozen books. Look for more Ashi and Audrey books in the future.
Will there be a recipe book?
I haven’t thought about doing one, but if the demand is there I will. Maybe I’ll feature a recipe once a month on the blog. I do love Japanese food and cooking.
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