1 - What's your latest?
Naomi Hirahara: BLOOD HINA, my fourth Mas Arai mystery, was available on March 2, 2010.
2 - Assuming I haven't read it, why should I?
Naomi Hirahara: If you like tales of an everyman layered with history, you might enjoy Blood Hina.
3 - What can you tell us about your main character that you hadn't realized until you answered the question?
Naomi Hirahara: More than being defined by his ethnicity or age, he's a regular bloke who wants a little more out of life.
4 - What's your favorite scene and why?
Naomi Hirahara: One of the last action scenes, because I get a kick out of picturing an eightysomething man with a deadly weapon.
5 - What's next?
Naomi Hirahara: The fifth in the series. This time it's all about baseball. I hope that I can pull it off.