A 2013 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Nomination!
News and Events
YA novel SCREAMING DIVAS will be published by Merit Press in December, 2014.
Awarded SCBWI Multicultural Work-in-Progress Grant.
Awarded grant by Sustainable Arts Foundation.
THE BEAUTIFUL ONE HAS COME reviewed in The Japan Times
YA short story, "Peace on Earth" included in TOMO benefit anthology, edited by Holly Thompson and published by Stone Bridge Press in spring, 2012.
CALL ME OKAASAN reviewed in literarymama.com.
The Beautiful One Has Come: Stories, was published by Wyatt-Mackenzie Publishing in July, 2011.
Personal essay, "Home, at Last" appeared in the June, 2011 issue of REAL SIMPLE.
Short story, "The Beautiful One Has Come" appeared in the May/June issue of CICADA.
Short story, "Lessons," appeared in the March/April issue of CICADA.
Short story, "How Harumi Became a Punk Rocker" published in new GirlChild press anthology, Woman's Work: The Short Stories, edited by Michelle Sewell.
Call Me Okaasan: Adventures in Multicultural Mothering was named one of the best books of 2009 by The Japan Times.
Welcome to my website! A little about me: I was born and raised in Grand Haven, Michigan, a lovely town on the shores of Lake Michigan. My family relocated to South Carolina when I was 16. After graduating from the University of South Carolina, I came to Japan on the JET Program to teach English for one year and wound up staying. I now live and write in Tokushima Prefecture with my husband and twins. My first novel, Losing Kei, was published by Leapfrog Press in January, 2008.