No Kidding


What happens when everyone around you seems to be popping out babies like there's no tomorrow, but you know you're just not the Mommy type?


Winner in Writer’s Digest’s 2002 Best Self-Published Book Awards in the Mainstream/Literary Fiction Category

Midori by Moonlight


Can Japanese expat Midori Saito find her American Dream and the perfect dessert?


“Tokunaga depicts Midori's determination to create her own version of the American dream with exuberance [in this] delectably frothy debut.”
—Publishers’ Weekly


Love in Translation


What happens when you fall down the rabbit hole and land in Tokyo?


A delightful novel about love, identity, and what it means to be adrift in a strange land. This story of a search has an Alice in Wonderland vibe; when Celeste climbs down the rabbit hole, one can't help but follow along.
–Michelle Richmond, New York Times bestselling author of The Year of Fog


"Tokunaga... describe[s] Japanese culture in absorbing detail."—Publishers Weekly


Falling Uphill


A modern love story, San Francisco mystery and a little bit of Hollywood scandal.


"Oh how I loved this book!" — Laura Pepper Wu, Novelicious

His Wife and Daughters


A congressman's sex scandal from twenty years ago still haunts his wife and daughters...


“A refreshing narrative with a strong sense of place: political scandal with an interesting twist that hits the mark.” —Kirkus Reviews

Marriage in Translation: Foreign Wife, Japanese Husband


Interviews on Cross-Cultural Relationships


In these illuminating and fascinating interviews  Western women speak candidly about the challenges in making cross-cultural marriages work both inside and outside Japan, and the joys and frustrations of adapting to a different culture. You're sure to find insights here about Japan that you might not find anywhere else.


Wendy Tokunaga

Novelist, Manuscript Consultant and Teacher


"A charmingly entertaining read." — Library Journal

Six stories, all inspired by Tokyo, a magical place that Wendy Nelson Tokunaga has observed both first-hand and from afar. Poignant, but also often laced with humor, these mesmerizing tales are sure to both entertain and move readers.


Available as a paperback or ebook.