Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2017 from Renae at Cherry Blossom Stories

I’d like to thank everyone who has read my books, visited my blog, and supported me in 2016. I hope to receive your continued support in 2017.


Admittedly, I haven’t been doing a lot of writing in 2016. I would have liked to have done a lot more writing this year but I’ve been suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome for over ten months. This is making the palms of my hands and my fingers tingly and very itchy so it’s difficult for me to keep typing for long periods of time, but it’s slowly getting better with the help of wrist braces that I’ve been wearing for as long as I can when I sleep. I’ll need to keep wearing these splints for a few more months before I can start typing continuously for several hours again. I’ve been concentrating a lot more on reading than writing this year. I’ve read some amazing stories and quite a lot of Japan-related books from some fabulous authors who have opened my eyes to different writing styles, a variety of plot structures, and some wonderful characters.

Despite the problem with my hands, I’m currently working on my next book Tokyo Dreams, the sequel to Tokyo Hearts: A Japanese Love Story. I’m sorry for the delay in publishing this next book and I appreciate your patience.

Happy Holidays!