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 learning that such atrocities took place before and during WWII. And I was ashamed because I had absolutely no clue that such crimes against humanity had actually occurred. That’s when I began my extensive research on the subject and as my research progressed, I realized I had to write a book about it. I believe THE COMFORT BEARER is a good fit for those readers who would be interested in the untold history of WWII as it related to human rights violations and the abuse of women by the Japanese army. Men, as well as women, would find this story thought-provoking even though it is told through the eyes of a woman. Those who are not particularly interested in details of the war, still will enjoy this compelling story of strength, perseverance, and the will to survive.