Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog
Hello there, I’m Taya Okerlund, wife, mom, former cog in the federal government…story scribbler.
I set off for a year long Taiwan odyssey as a teen, dropping out of high school in the process. (I ended up graduating from university later on. I’m no Bill Gates). After college, I went to law school, but it turned out I was even less suited to the law than I was to high school.
I learned Mandarin Chinese in Taiwan and then studied it in Shanghai, PRC. Between engagements, I served an eighteen-month proselytizing mission for the Mormon Church in Fukuoka, Japan.
I straighten up and spent several years in service for the federal government, but I’ve been at home with my daughter since she came along two years ago. I began writing Hurricane Coltrane shortly after her birth.
How it started…
I set aside a manuscript I’d been sweating over for years…
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