Let me ask you a question. Have you ever taken someone for granted for the better part of the year and, as their birthday approached, thought, “yes! I’ll make a cake, sing a song, bring a clever gift — that will show how much they are appreciated!”
I have someone like this in my life … my memoir, The Same Moon, the story of what happened when I ran far, far away — to Japan — to find my way home.
Today is TSM’s first birthday — happy birthday, book buddy!
The Same Moon was published by Camphor Press on June 18, 2020. (Here’s our release video!)
I haven’t been getting out there and spreading the word as much as we would have liked. Of course there have been extenuating circumstances … like a pandemic … and, hello, my family moved across the country.
Still, little book buddy, I’d like to make it up to you. We’re going to kick off this new chapter — haha! — with some events. We’ve got a virtual one in July and a real-live author event in August, in Fargo. Check out my events page here. Rumor has it I’ll be bringing the koto!
Happy birthday, Same Moon!
About The Same Moon
Recently wed—and quickly divorced—twenty-four-year-old Sarah Coomber escapes the disappointments of her Minnesota life for a job teaching English in Japan. Her plan is to use the year to reflect, heal and figure out what to do with her wrecked life while enjoying the culture of the country where she had previously spent a life-changing summer that included a romance with a young baseball player.
Video credit: D