Wendy Nelson Tokunaga is the author of the novels, LOVE IN TRANSLATION and MIDORI BY MOONLIGHT, both published by St. Martin’s Press. Japan and Japanese culture have been major influences on her life and this is reflected in much of her writing. Her novel, NO KIDDING, won the Literary/Mainstream Fiction category in Writer’s Digest’s Best Self-Published Book Awards in 2002. She is also the author of two children's non-fiction books, and has had short stories published in various literary journals. Wendy signed her two-book deal with St. Martin’s just as she was beginning the MFA in Writing program at the University of San Francisco in 2006. Along with her MFA, she also holds a BA in Psychology from San Francisco State University.
Wendy offers private manuscript and query letter consulting and also teaches classes and workshops. She has taught classes at Books Inc., Book Passage and will be teaching at Stanford University's Online Writer's Studio in Fall 2010. You can get more information on her consulting and workshops at her website: http://www.WendyTokunaga.com
Wendy is also a jazz vocalist and Japanese karaoke singer. She lives with her surfer-dude/musician husband Manabu and their cat Meow on the Coastside, and a short walk from the Pacific Ocean.
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