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5 Fun Facts About VK (that’s me, BTW):

  1. I majored in Japanese Langauge & Culture in college (major Japanophile right here).

  2. I learned to read before I could walk.

  3. I tried a bagel for the first time in 7th grade (age 12) - before that, I didn’t know they existed.

  4. I have 2 non-fiction books written + published via a small publisher. I’m currently writing my 3rd book, which will be a memoir and a major departure from my first 2 books (and now I understand why it takes some writers so long to finish just one book!).

  5. 5 is one of my favorite numbers (along with 12). To this day, I still have no idea why it is one of my favorite numbers.

Looking for a new book to read?

Check out the 2 books I’ve written on Amazon or Bookshop (+ book #3 writing continues!)