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Mary King

Agent: Susan Phelps
Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan


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I had my first "great pearls" published at 16, and my first photograph published at 17, and I haven't looked back since. I've now been a journalist (writer, editor and photographer) for 30 years and have had the pleasure of combining my love for words and images with my passion for world travel. I have worked and lived all over the world. I'm presently based in the Big Mikan (Tokyo) and specialize as a travel writer/photographer. My first book, "Japan on Foot: 7,494 km to Mu" is due out early next year. It's a true-life "roving reporter" adventure story, and it's guaranteed to knock your socks off. If you have an interest in exotic cultures, or want pointers on how to make it as a travel writer, this book is definitely worth investing in. "Japan on Foot" will also include 100 amazing colour photographs. I'm now working on a second book, tentatively called "Japan on Bum: Sitting it Out to Mu." I already have a publisher panting over the mss and cracking the whip for me to complete it. I love my work, I love my life. I feel truly blessed. I have zillions of ideas for books and film/TV scripts, and just wish I had as many limbs as an octopus so I could rattle them all out pronto. You can contact me at, or view my blog at

Interests: Asian/Middle Eastern culture and history, Zazen and the Zen arts, photography, travel, hiking, theatre, opera and ballet, and good food

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Japan on Foot:7,494 Kilometres to Mu