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Author Cathy L. Patrenos

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Cathy L Patrenos

Cathy Patrenos Visits Comfort Women Memorial

During a visit to my old stomping grounds in Los Angeles, we stopped by Glendale Central Park to visit the Peace Monument, memorializing the more than 200,000 girls and women removed from their homes in occupied territories and coerced into sexual slavery by the...

Press Release – The Comfort Bearer

PRESS RELEASE Soon Ja Survived to Tell Her Story, Now She Wants an Apology -Sutter Creek, CA – May 24, 2021 – Releasing May 24, Cathy Patrenos’ novel, “The Comfort Bearer,” is a tale steeped in history that dives into the harsh and undeniable lives of the...

An Interview With Cathy

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO TAKE ON THE DIFFICULT TOPIC OF COMFORT WOMEN, BRINGING AWARENESS TO JAPAN’S WAR CRIMES AND A TRAGIC TIME IN HISTORY? I initially began to form the concept of my novel, The Comfort Bearer after seeing a television news story about a lawsuit brought...

Harvard professor J. Mark Ramseyer sparked outrage

Last month, Harvard professor J. Mark Ramseyer sparked outrage among fellow academics and campaigners after making unsubstantiated claims that women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military had chosen to work in the wartime brothels. Now he is facing a huge...

Inspiration for The Comfort Bearer

I was both shocked and ashamed when I first learned of the existence of comfort women. Being an army brat who was born in Fukuoka, Japan where my father was stationed after the Korean War, I grew up with a fascination of Japan and its people and I was shocked upon...

The Comfort Bearer Release Date: May 24, 2021

Releases May 24! The Comfort Bearer – A compelling story of strength, perseverance, and the will to survive. By Cathy L. Patrenos, Author About the Book: On the brink of WWII, sixteen-year-old Soon Ja is ensnared into the largest human trafficking scheme of the...