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Forged In Fire: Stories of wartime Japan is the story of my mother's childhood wartime experiences. It begins in pre-war Tokyo and ends with the American Occupation of Japan. Although Mom's memoir recounts the hardships of war, it also coveys messages of love and peace. I'm excited to share her story with you!

Forged In Fire is now a Wattpad Featured Non-Fiction Stories title! Thank you Wattpad! <3

To learn about the story behind Forged In Fire, please check out this beautiful blog post by @MorrighansMuse (Liz Durano):


Excited to share that Forged in Fire has been featured in an amazing blog post by @rosegluckwriter (Rose Gluck)...


...as well as in her fantastic new Wattpad book!:


Forged In Fire has been reviewed by the talented Oliver Redfern @OllieRedfern in his book, Picos Gêmeos!


An illustrated version of Forged In Fire is now available for iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, NOOK and other e-pub readers. Huge Thank You to Liz Durano for her generous offer to format it for digital publication! You can learn more about her work here: http://www.lizmadridauthor.com

Like everyone else here on Wattpad I love books and reading. My background is in art and art history but I have always enjoyed writing. I'm a big fan of music, film, travel, road trips and exploring new places. My husband and I live in Los Angeles where I work at a university.

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alexibonsson alexibonsson Apr 03, 2017 04:08AM
Hi Everyone!It has been a while since I've posted here but it's Mom's birthday today so the occasion has given me a reason to reflect upon the anniversary of what would have been her 86th year.Forg...
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Forged In Fire: Stories of wartime Japan Non-Fiction
Forged In Fire is the true story of a young girl's childhood in pre-WW II Tokyo; her schoolgirl dreams; the violence, starvation and desperation of wartime that drove her family out of the city; and the American Oc...
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