Sam Mitani

As the first Asian-American writer at one of the Big Three American automotive publications (Car and Driver, Motor Trend, Road & Track), Sam Mitani faced plenty of scrutiny and challenges as he established himself as one of the foremost American authorities on Japanese cars. In addition to being the International Editor of Road & Track in its heyday, he has been published in magazines in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Japan, and in his spare time, authored a couple of travel books on Southeast Asia.
Satisfied with his accomplishments in the magazine industry, which paved the way for Asian-American automotive writers, Mitani has since taken on a new challenge: breaking into the highly-restricted fiction market. His expertise in martial arts and numerous adventures around the world—including participating in the treacherous Dakar Rally and setting a speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats going 204 mph—have provided him with a rich source of experiences to tap for his debut novel.