I am sure of only one thing. Stories are pouring out of me right now like never before. My agent did not know what she was getting into, when she took me on. But she takes everything on faith. I am one of two authors she just can't seem to place with any publisher (she repped Barbara Boxer for her recently announced memoir).
Sometimes I suspect that because Arisugawa Park is so ambitious (though mechanical, one editor said in an "easy pass") it is creating a legend. What better life than that of a professional writer, whose creative output is valued by cognoscenti?
I already have an idea for the next book, it will be set on a small island I know very well and mimic Cannery Row in ambition.