When I was about 5 years old, I was determined to grow up and be a stay at home mother, just like my own mother had been at the time. I was determined to be the best mother in the world, one who would pack a delicious lunch for her children, and tuck them into bed at night. However that dream changed as I grew older, and throughout my lifetime I have had many different dreams about my future; such as becoming a pop star, creating an amusement park, and writing storybooks.
Ten years of journalism helped immeasurably in learning how to write. Determined to make a living as a writer, I also wrote for a variety of mediums: I had never considered writing children's books, but inmy first picture book, "Baseball Saved Us," was published, followed later by "Heroes," "Passage to Freedom: After that, one has to know why they write.
I have done presentations about my books around the country, mostly at schools. I stress that I was born in Seattlemy parents were born there, that my grandparents are the ones from Japan. Yet, I'll be asked by a student afterward: Do you know if Chiune Sugihara kept a diary?
I don't know about that, but I kind of doubt it since he was a very busy man. His wife, Yukiko, might have since she wrote a book on her family's history called "Visas for Life. Do you know if Chiune Sugihara's other children are still alive today?
Chiaki is still alive; Haruki died shortly after the family's return to Japan after the war. How old is Hiroki Sugihara? Hiroki Sugihara passed away in at age Did you watch any films to get information also?
At the time I was writing this book, there were no films about Consul Sugihara and his family. There was a dramatic short film that focused on Consul Sugihara issuing the visas, and another documentary on Consul Sugihara. Have you ever talked to Hiroki Sugihara personally?
Yes, I first met him inwhen he came to Seattle and spoke at a synagogue about his father. While researching and writing "Passage to Freedom," I interviewed Hiroki over the phone when he lived in San Francisco.
I talked to him at different times, and the total interviewing time amounted to about three hours. I wanted to get the story more from his point of view.
Have you written any other books related to World War II? Have you met Chiune Sugihara before? No, I never have. Sugihara passed away in Cryonics The Latest. Tim Urban wrote a remarkably good article on cryonics, "Why Cryonics Makes Sense".In it, he says "At the beginning of my research, my question was, “Is cryonics .
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