When I was a child, reading was an escape for me. In adulthood, I found a more literal escape in traveling. A few years ago, my job was really getting me down and affecting my self-esteem. I had some money saved so I decided to hand in my notice and take a trip with my family. We wanted to go somewhere that would be completely different from our everyday lives; we chose Japan. It was there I found the inspiration for my travel mystery series.