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Lessons learned from writing and editing my first novel To Sleep in the Ground motivated me to revisit my older stories. A Day of Horror: The March 11, 2011, Japan Earthquake is my only nonfiction book and the very first book that I self-published.
And was I ever green! The old cliché that ‘the more you write, the more you learn’ (or something like that) is true. I cleaned up the grammar and punctuation, and eliminated many redundancies in the story. The fourth and latest edition is by far the best version of the book. It’s a better reading experience overall.
The book contains personal e-mails that I wrote to family and friends in America, keeping them updated on the situation in Japan in the days, weeks and months following the initial quake. Photos of the damage to the city in Japan where I live are included, as are photos of one of the port cities devastated by the ensuing tsunami.
If you are interested in how the events of that day unfolded and what it was like to experience the fourth largest earthquake in recorded human history, as well as one of the worst nuclear disasters the modern age has seen, then I encourage you to check it out. I hope that you find it informative and educational. All of my books are available through Amazon.
In these volatile times of natural and man-made threats to our existence, parallels can be drawn between current events and the disasters and crisis of the past. Lessons can be learned.
Thanks for reading,