My name is Daniel Shumway, author of The Letter Thief.
I was born and raised in Seattle. I studied at the University of Washington and spent a year abroad in Barcelona. After graduation I worked as a waiter in a ski area hotel in Kitzbuhel Austria. In 1989 I moved to San Diego, and worked six years as a teacher in high school (teaching Spanish) and elementary.
I spent two years in Costa Rica in the mid-90s, first opening a store in San Jose, selling clothing imported from the US, and I spent a year on the Pacific Coast, teaching children of American and Canadian expats in a sleepy, beachside village near the Panamanian border.
In 1997 I travelled to Japan and I’ve been here ever since. I’ve been teaching English in a high school in Shizuoka city for five years. I have a Japanese wife and four…
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