Hi. My name is Brent Thomas. How are you?

I’m originally from the United States, specifically Florida and then Georgia. I graduated from the University of Georgia in 2004 and moved to Japan on the JET Programme. I’ve lived here ever since, first in Gunma and now in Tokyo. I taught for a while, became a Board of Education administrator, recently graduated with an MA in International Relations from Waseda University, and am back to teaching. Currently I teach English at a private elementary school in Tokyo.

But here’s the thing. I want to write. I started this blog as a reason to write and have been doing so for over four years. This year, the goal is to post as close to daily as possible. So far I’ve only missed one day.

In 2015, I self-published my first novel, Deadly Troubadours, a high adventure fantasy romp. Having finished a successful Indiegogo campaign to release a print addition, I am currently hard at work on a sequel.

Sharing my life are a wife, the artist Rika Thomas, our son (born May 2015), and two small parrots.

I also co-host the Living Japan Podcast, host Comics League International, and try to find time to play ukulele.

If you want to contact me, use deadlytroubadour(at)gmail(dot)com.

5 thoughts on “About

  1. I’m glad I found you! Great pic by the way! I really appreciated your post about the Tokyo metro. Especially now that I see you are a gentleman. Thank you for your considerate article.

    1. Thanks! I try my best to do what I believe is right. You might also enjoy some of my posts about teaching in Japan. Since I work in an all-girls school many of them deal with wanting them to realize their own power.

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