This post originally appeared on Murder Is Everywhere. Did anybody ever tell you that it’s easier to raise three children than two? I am fine with the two that I have, but I’m beginning to believe the saying could be true. Especially when I think about books. If each book a writer births is like a … Read more
It’s almost time for The Kizuna Coast. I’ve finished most of my revisions and am waiting for corrections from my copy editor and some other important first readers who really know the book’s setting: the Great Tohoku Earthquake of 2011. The 11th Rei mystery begins on the muddy, shattered coast, and then moves back to … Read more
I just ate five chocolates to celebrate the fact that my book’s cover design is finally approved. This was more than a three month process. The talented artists at Simon&Schuster went through four designs before resulting in this one […]
I like the bold red and gold, the cozy, interesting vintage bed, and the opened book on it. And I’ve got to say, cover designs that match the writer’s dream don’t usually come together. Here’s how it happened.
So far, this spring has been a plodding one. I’ve been working so hard on the next Rei book for that I’m feeling a bit fuzzy and plan a shopping break tomorrow with my mother. Still, my thoughts aren’t far from Rei, who’s also experiencing the Ides of March, but in Tokyo. How I wish … Read more
I’ve heard the following comments in my house earlier this weekend (and a hundred other times). “You promised.” “You said!” “You can’t change your mind.” My children obviously have been taught to stand by their word. But what to do when one’s conscience says that a decision should be undone? Four years ago, I finished … Read more