Carmen Sterba is now at work on a historical novel which takes place in early modern Japan. She also writes Asian verses (haiku and tanka), publishes reviews on novels of Asian American novelists, and articles about Japanese, Korean and Chinese literature and Japanese history. In addition, she posts articles on tanka (waka) poets previously published in Ribbons, the journal of the Tanka Society of America and is a former contributing writer for Suite 101, an Online Magazine and Writer’s Network.