This strange year has brought something into focus: my deep passion for helping others (including you?) tell their stories. Continue reading Your story matters — let’s write it
I am doing a Zoom book event for The Same Moon TOMORROW (Wednesday, Oct. 7) at 2 p.m. (Pacific Time) as part of the “Power of the Pen” series … Continue reading Meet me on Zoom?
Book groups are a welcome break from isolating times, and this group of indominable women met in the midst of wildfire smoke (in WA) and my move (in MN). #thankful Continue reading Living the dream — book groups!
I’m absolutely delighted to share with you the release of Inaka: Portraits of Life in Rural Japan! This collection includes my essay “Unexpected retreat.” Continue reading New release — a literary visit to rural Japan
As I pack books, I’ve been mulling a question that stumped me on my Lake & Prairie Book Tour last summer. I had just given a presentation and read from my memoir, The Same Moon, in front of a packed house — at least 90 percent friends and family — at my hometown bookstore, the Fargo Zandbroz. Having lived in Washington state for 18 years, … Continue reading Influencers
Writing in times of stress can be cathartic. This writing prompt suggests finding a story in something you can actually touch. Continue reading Write Your Story: Things
The Same Moon is here in a new edition, including an all-new epilogue. It’s a story of encouragement and hope — and a little escape to 1990s Japan! Continue reading Video: The Same Moon is back — new edition
I just received the final version of the paperback wrap — and learned I can offer readers a discount code for The Same Moon! Continue reading This is getting real! The paperback cover is set
My July book tour took me back to the place and supportive people who gave me my start. Continue reading Book tour: A time to reflect
“I don’t care about the Grammys or nothing like that, just that the people know who I am.” That’s what 72-year-old Arthur Dubois said when asked about his hopes for his music. Continue reading To know and be known