... what was just supposed to be a writers' retreat in Japan....
... turned into getting my master's in Creative Writing at Trinity College Dublin...
... then I moved to Terracina, a beachside town in Italy with a witch-shaped mountain floating in the sea.
I gave myself another deadline: three months tops in Terracina. Then back to New York.
I really meant it, too.
That was in 2010. One novel later (and another one on the way), and I'm still here.
I'm a glutton for punishment, I guess.
A linguistic and cultural tragicomedy