Marian Pierce has worked for Japan's National Public radio, taught yoga in Tokyo, and traveled all over India by bus and train. She has an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and often writes stories based on people she has met on her travels. You can read her short story about a favorite neighbor in Tokyo, Mrs. Nakamura, by clicking the "publications" button to the left. Other stories have appeared in GQ, STORY, Scribner's Best of the Fiction Workshops 1997, Confrontation, and Puerto del Sol. For Marian's complete bio, click the Biography button.