Welcome to Cat and Moth Writings!

Please leave your shoes at the door and your realities outside.

Yours truly in her finest form

Hi! I’m Alyssa. I’m a 24-year-old aspiring Japanese teacher and writer. I hold a B.A. in Japanese Studies from Willamette University and am moving to Japan in 2019.

During the rare instances when I’m not writing, I’m studying Japanese, developing my freelance writing business The Japanese Pearl, reading five or more books, and hotly defending the LOST series finale to anyone who will listen. I currently live and write with my partner in Chico, California.

I have several poems, short stories, and a science-fiction novel in the works. I hope you enjoy your time here!