Gathering with book clubs in my hometown, I love uncovering our many connections — the people and interests we hold dear as well as the books we read. Continue reading Is your book club a ‘hub’?
I hadn’t planned to visit Japan this fall … But when we learned the country would open its borders to regular tourists just days before the Japan Writers Conference, my husband encouraged me to shift gears. Wouldn’t it be better to present in person, rather than over Zoom? Yeah. A couple of weeks later, I stepped off an airplane in Tokyo. It had been fifteen … Continue reading What day is it?
A couple of weeks ago, a friend I hadn’t seen in years told me she had something I might like. All I needed to do was say yes and pick it up … Continue reading Japanese gift reveal
Japan wasn’t on my bingo card for 2022, but a writer’s conference, a new immigration policy and an encouraging husband say otherwise. Off I go! Continue reading Plot twist — off to Japan!
A few thoughts on why we are drawn to write and read stories … Continue reading “a ball of light”
This weekend’s Harvest Moon brings o-tsukimi, an opportunity to gather, appreciate and look for … rabbits? Continue reading Harvest moon-viewing … and rabbits
The chaos of summer has knocked me off writing and into projects … currently turning visual order into chaos … Continue reading Turning order into chaos
Originally posted on BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog:
By Sarah Coomber Your second memoir, The Clean Daughter: a Cross-Continental Memoir, takes us to five different countries, yet all of your experiences tie into figuring out your prickly relationship with your father-in-law. How did you get to the heart of that story? This was a hard book to write, because it is really personal, and it touches… Continue reading Telling the Unwanted Story: an Interview with Memoirist Jill Kandel
This third book in Graeme Simsion’s Rosie series could be a comforting and enjoyable read for parents whose journey is not proceeding exactly as expected. Continue reading “Normalizing” a parenting challenge (a brief book review)
Sometimes I look at my life and think, “There’s a reason why you’re not further along with your work.” But the truth is, my side interests are integral to what I’m trying to accomplish. Continue reading Feeding the “real work”