My name is Nisa Ryan, you can find me on Twitter @Seidrwitch. I’m a mother to two wonderful kids (4yrs and 14yrs) and the spouse of an amazing Sailor. I currently live in Italy so my time-zone is different but I can make things work!
After teaching ESL for the past 6 years I’ve come to appreciate the anxiety and isolation that often comes with moving to a foreign country and being unable to understand what people are trying to tell you. It makes one feel very small and alone when such a basic necessity as communication is suddenly taken away from you. I hope to capture that feeling, and more, in my story about a young Mexican-Japanese boy who finds himself whisked from his familiar San Diego, CA to Kyoto, Japan with his mother only to find a disapproving Grandfather. Angry with the situation, he runs away to find himself pulled into a hidden world where he must prove his worth in order to return home.