Renae is the author of Tokyo Hearts and Tokyo Tales at Cherry Blossom Stories. She graduated with a B.A. in Japanese studies at Monash and after a six-week homestay in Japan she received a high distinction in her language exam for knowing all the best department stores in Tokyo. She taught English in Japan and worked with the Japanese for many years, but she now lives in the UK. When she visits Tokyo, she likes to go shopping for modern and traditional Japanese items and she enjoys dining out at restaurants in Shimokitazawa and Daikanyama, as long as they don’t cost a zillion yen.