S.E. SASAKI, author/artist
I am a Japanese Canadian family physician with a B.Sc. in Biology, an M. Sc. in Neurophysiology, and an MD from the University of Toronto, author, visual artist, and accident-prone walking calamity, who is probably safer writing than doing the sports I used to do like ice hockey, cross-country skiing, whitewater kayaking, running, and horseback riding. When I am not writing, I am assisting in surgery in the operating room, working on emergency and elective procedures. I LOVE my job!
I have self-published a medical science fiction thriller series - The Grace Lord Series - about a deadly virus on a medical space station (before anyone had ever heard of CoVid) with books four and five on the way and an audiobook set to be released in 2021. The reviews of the first three books were featured in the Indie Section of Kirkus Reviews Magazine. I was approached by two different Hollywood movie producers about turning the first book, Welcome to the Madhouse, into a movie but then the CoVid virus became a reality and the concept was dropped.
A GOOD JAPANESE WIFE is my historical fiction debut novel and is based on my paternal grandparents’ lives. It is part of a two book series. I believe it would appeal to readers who enjoyed THE LEAVERS or THE BOOK OF NEGROES.
I am a slave to an enormous Alaskan Malamute (>110 pounds) and two Maine Coon cats living in my house which they happen to think is theirs, since my two children moved out. I am married to a wonderful husband who is also a chiropractor and great cook. He keeps my body mobile enough to keep working as a surgical assistant.
I still downhill ski (several broken bones and two torn ligaments later), hike, play tennis, scuba dive, and get dragged around by the Malamute.