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I hold a PhD in Physics and is a Computer Scientist. I worked 10 years at CERN contributing to smashing those poor particles head-on and analyze their decay products and 8 years with the Lawrence Berkeley Lab still annihilating those particles, then life took me to lead positions with Apple Inc., and with the World Economic Forum. – Massimo Marino

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Memories by Jin Okubo

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Lost Lovers Meet and unleash the magic.

The time is now. The place is Japan. Mark is living the only life he knows or can remember. He does not spend any more time away from his box-like apartment than is needed. He lives in fear that he might miss this lifestyle, which he has chosen for himself. His world is about to change. Masumi has returned to his life. After such a long time, he has found his love again—or is it the same love? All he knows is that Masumi has the eyes that he yearns for. Masumi herself is not without secrets. A secret past even she has yet to realize. A power growing inside of her that will tear their world view apart. Read an excerpt

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About the Author

Jin OkuboThere are few interesting things that can be said about my home town. I grew up in a mildly racist country town in the Santa Barbara mountains, though I am hopeful that things have changed there. Having grown up during the great migrant issues of California during the 80’s and 90’s, I was able to experience some of the issues when I was getting  my higher education in university. The biggest part of my life was finding my self-identity, which was never truly clear to me as a youth.

Upon finishing my university studies I moved to the beautiful country of Japan only to bounce back and forth between the U.S and Japan for a couple of years. Finally, I received my Japanese citizenship in the spring of 2014. My life has been filled with many strong women which is one of the contributing factors for my protagonists tending to be women.

I am a lover of classical literature. I hope to bring in a new style of classical literature to the current age of fast paced easy to read cookie cutter style novels that are being pushed out in mass across the world. Choosing to stick to my own style of writing rather than to write for easy to sell books has made my work difficult to get into, yet it is the joy of writing that is the reason as to why I do things the way I do.

There is always the temptation to write easy to digest books that are made to sell, rather than books that are written for an experience reader and very few writers have mastered both.  As I  work to improve my craft, I am inching my way ever closer to that perfect balance of books that will satisfy the modern reader and the reader who focuses more on content rather than face value.

I would like to make a comment to my would be readers:

“I write to challenge my reader. As you face this challenge you will find that you will grow to love the characters I have created. This love will bring a deeper understanding to my writing and my characters more.”

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