Dianne’s story, “Faith’s Secret,” is in this anthology. Proceeds of all purchases are donated to the Japan Relief Fund to aid victims of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and resulting tsunami waves. SHAKEN: STORIES FOR JAPAN is an attempt by writers to pool their talents to help people in need, as musicians and actors so often do. All the stories in the collection have a connection to Japan. Dianne’s story was inspired by her upbringing in Northeast Los Angeles. The multicultural environment in that neighborhood has inspired her fiction for decades.