Wendy Nelson Tokunaga received her MFA in writing from University of San Francisco, and her short stories have appeared in a variety of publications. She lives in San Francisco, California, with her Japanese-born surfer-dude/musician husband and their cat Meow.
"A delightful novel about love, identity, and what it means to be adrift in a strange land. This story of a search has an Alice in Wonderland vibe; when Celeste climbs down the rabbit hole, one can't help but follow along." --Michelle Richmond, New York Times bestselling author of Year of Fog"Tokunaga... describe[s] Japanese culture in absorbing detail." --Publishers Weekly"The engaging characters in this entertaining story will transport readers into a unique culture, giving them an eye-opening tour of Japan along the way. It's a lot of fun watching someone whose world is turned upside down discover that the new configuration is exactly what's needed." --Romantic Times BOOKReviews, 4 stars"This story has a delightful plot with wonderful characterizations." --Affaire de Coeur"A fun yet profound tale due to the lead female who uses self deprecating amusing metaphors." --Harriet Klausner, Genre Go Round Reviews"Love in Translation is packed to the brim with adventure, love, and a lot of humor, and readers of any background will find something to enjoy within its pages." --SKrishnasBooks.com"A delectably frothy debut." --Publishers Weekly on Midori by Moonlight"[Midori by Moonlight] draws upon vivid imagery when defining traits of Japanese culture and really hits the nail on the head when depicting some American attitudes toward others.... witty and charming." --Charleston Gazette on Midori by Moonlight"Tokunaga suffuses the book with warmth and lightness.... Just as the right dessert hits the spot, reading this delicious slice of escapism makes for a perfect afternoon.... You'll muse for days about the characters you've left behind." --San Francisco Chronicle on Midori by Moonlight