Book and essays

Book cover -- The Same MoonThe Same Moon

The Same Moon has been published by TouchPoint Press and now is available in paperback and ebook

What’s it about? Here’s the briefest of descriptions:

Seeking solitude, a young American divorcee runs off to rural Japan … where she finds a controversial romance, cross-cultural challenges and new purpose for her life.

Sometimes you have to run far, far away to find your way home.

For more information about The Same Moon — including where to find it — please click here to visit my Same Moon page.


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Summer FlingThe Light (the alumni magazine of Youth For Understanding intercultural exchange program), Fall 2014
Sometimes a small leap of faith can reorient an entire life.

Love on the LineMemoir Journal, Issue 12, 2013
This is a story of how love finds us again and again — and often not in the places, people or ways we expect.

Zithering AwayCha: An Asian Literary Journal, Issue 18, September 2012
They say politics makes strange bedfellows, and I would add that loneliness does too. It leads some of us to play music … and join unlikely communities.

Snow Angels, The Font: A Literary Journal for Language Teachers, September 2013
This essay on visiting Japanese elementary schools is part of my book-length memoir about two years I spent in rural Japan.

Digging Up BonesSouth Dakota Review, 2003
I never imagined how a dinosaur could touch me until I joined a group of bone hunters on a South Dakota hillside.

A Quiet Drama in Japanese SkiesThe Christian Science Monitor, February 15, 1996
I thought fireflies were fireflies … until I encountered them in Yamaguchi, Japan.

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