Donna George Storey has taught English in Japan and Japanese at Stanford and U.C. Berkeley. She holds a Ph.D. in Japanese literature from Stanford and has published over sixty literary and/or erotic stories and essays in Prairie Schooner, Gettysburg Review, Fourth Genre, Wine Spectator, Best American Erotica, Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica, Best Women’s Erotica, Ageless Erotica and elsewhere. Her work also received special mention in Pushcart Prize Stories 2004. Her first novel, Amorous Woman (print: Orion, 2007; ebook: Stonebridge Press/Iro Books, 2012) is the story of an American woman’s (very steamy) love affair with Japan inspired by Ihara Saikaku’s classic 17th century novel of the pleasure quarters. She is also the author of Child of Darkness: Yoko and Other Stories by Furui Yoshikichi (Center for Japanese Studies, 1997), a translation from the Japanese with critical commentaries. She also currently writes a monthly column about her favorite topics— delicious sex, well-crafted food, and mind-blowing writing--for the Erotica Readers and Writers Association.