I am Ashley Arai, mother to Moriko and wife to Ion
Today and tomorrow will be spent in Seattle, but many yesterdays ago were spent in the Finger Lakes Region of New York.
I find solace in stories, joy in storytelling. 

Ever since I was four I can remember writing sequels to my favorite children's stories.
I kept them in a little bureau next to my bed.
Day dreams were filled with an eclectic cast of dragons, unicorns and fairies.
Watching over me in my sleep.
Playing beside me as I tumbled through childhood.

I hope to share the gift of storytelling with Moriko.
My daughter and muse.
May her imagination be boundless.
May her forested friends join her on many adventures.