Wendy Jones Nakanishi / Lea O’Harra

Wendy has several stories in the Fine Line Press books “Forty Stories of Japan” and “Downunder Japan”: The Mountain; Otoosan: Life and Death; Northwest of Takamatsu. There is also a fine wine tribute by her in “To Wine” – Wine: Water of Life. Her biography in this 2020 book reads thus:                                                                                     American by birth, born in Rolling Prairie, Indiana, I have lived abroad most of my life: UK seven years, France a year, Holland for six months, and 36 years in Japan. I was a postgraduate student at Edinburgh University, a student of life in France and Holland, an academic in Japan. I’ve been a writer from childhood and always sought out new experiences.

Wendy also has a short story included in ‘The Best Asian Crime Fiction 2020,’ a Kitaab Press Publication (Singapore).                                                                                                                                                                                  She now lives in Lancaster in England, but returns to Japan as often as possible.

Lea O’Harra is the pen name of Wendy Jones Nakanishi. As Lea O’Harra, she has published three crime fiction novels set in contemporary rural Japan: Imperfect Strangers (2015) pub. Fine Line Press; Progeny (2016); and Lady First (2017), under the imprint of Endeavour Press.