Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
Tokyo Families Magazine

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Read LM Fiction Editor, Suzanne Kamata's interview with Tokoyo Families Magazine......

Completing and publishing a book is no mean feat in any circumstances. American author Suzanne Kamata wrote her first novel Losing Kei while raising twins in provincial Tokushima in Shikoku.

"Motherhood in Japan is potentially all-consuming. I was determined to keep a little bit of time for myself," she says. "At times, I wrote in 20-minute increments, whenever I had the chance--while waiting for a pot to boil or late at night."

Amy Stockwell Mercer is a freelance writer living in Charleston, SC with her husband and three sons. An MFA graduate in Creative Writing from Queens University, she writes about art and artist profiles for Charleston Magazine, The City Paper, Charleston Art Mag, and Art Papers. Amy also writes about living with chronic illness, and is finishing a book about women with diabetes for Demos Health. When she needs to get out of her own head, she teaches college students how to write the 5 paragraph essay. You can read more of her writing at her website.

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