CRASH LAND ON KURAI Is Now Available and Teaser Tuesday!

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CRASH LAND ON KURAI Is Now Available and Teaser Tuesday!

CRASH LAND ON KURAI is now available!! Woo hoo!! It’s Teaser Tuesday again!! Purchase information is below…

Yumi is the most sarcastic character I’ve ever written. Generally, most of my characters have a sarcastic streak, just as I do, but I’ve always kept it toned down. Yumi is the first time I’ve just let it go. Let it ride. Not only is she sarcastic, but her journalistic tone is a delight. She draws upon her big vocabulary and area of expertise to describe situations she comes across. She’s a lot of fun to write! Especially when she tells it like it is, like in this teaser.

Want to order CRASH LAND ON KURAI? You can pick it up for a dollar off the retail price now on! Kindle Unlimited subscribers are now able to borrow the book using the Kindle Unlimited program.

Buy Crash Land on Kurai

Available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited on July 18th!
(You’ll be able to choose your bookstore on the following page, if you have not chosen a default Books2Read store already.)

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you love the book, and I’ll see you again on Thursday!


I’m pleased to announce that the third book in my Miso Cozy Mysteries series, THE DAYDREAMER DETECTIVE OPENS A TEA SHOP, is now available! I really enjoyed writing this book, even though the last third of the book was torture to get through. Lol. I remember that even I wasn’t sure who the killer was until I got to the end! So hopefully you won’t know who it is either. 🙂 (I made sure to drop the right clues in revisions.)

Anyway, if you want to pick up this book, get it for only $2.99 (a dollar off) until March 12th.

Buy The Daydreamer Detective Opens A Tea Shop

Available on iBooks, Amazon, Kobo, Nook, and more!
(You’ll be able to choose your bookstore on the following page, if you have not chosen a default Books2Read store already.)

I’m now using Books2Read links for all book-linking on my website. It’s some cool technology that connects you to the store of your choice in the right country! Just the other week someone from Australia asked me if I could start using Australian links so this is my compromise.

Hope you all enjoy the book! Writing on the next book in the series starts next week!


The emails went out about this title this morning so I get to announce it on the blog today! I have a new release! It’s the fifth and final short story in the Kami No Sekai series, SECRET KEEPING SAKURA. I wrote it this summer as I was getting back on the writing wagon, and it was the perfect story to get me back in the swing of things. About a year ago, I asked my Facebook audience, “If you could talk to any inanimate object, which would you choose?” And many chose to talk to trees. I think trees have a special place in our hearts as humans. We take shelter under them. We hear their leaves rustle in the wind. We admire them as they flower, grow green leaves, and turn those leaves brilliant colors in the fall. Plus there are so many different kinds of trees! Palm trees don’t change color in the fall and only grow in warm climates. Some trees grow fruits and others do not. Trees are almost as diverse as humans, when you think about it.

Anyway, so I knew I would choose a tree for the final story of the series, and what better tree than the favorite of pretty much all Japanese people, the cherry tree or sakura. I thought about all the things a tree would see in its lifetime, all the secrets it could keep, and I came up with my story pretty quickly. I wrote most of the story poolside this summer on my trusty Alphasmart 3000.


I need to get back to writing on that. It really got rid of distractions.

So today, this bittersweet and hopeful short story is ready for you! BUT WAIT! I need to tell you a secret. If you sign-up for my newsletter, you can get the whole Kami No Sekai for free. Yep. I’m giving it away to my list. So you have two choices when it comes to getting this story. You can either buy it online for 99¢ or you can sign up for my newsletter and get it for free.

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Yay!! Today is the release day for THE DAYDREAMER DETECTIVE BRAVES THE WINTER! This is my 9th full-length novel and the second book of the Miso Cozy Series. If you want to try out this series, you’re in luck! The first book, THE DAYDREAMER DETECTIVE, is free for a limited time. Head on over and download your copy today!

I really enjoyed writing this novel. It’s always exciting to write the first book of a series, but it’s even better writing the second one, when you’ve gotten to know your characters and can delve deeper into their lives. I enjoyed seeing how Mei would deal with adversity and where her relationship with Yasahiro would go. Not only that, but I also enjoyed weaving the details about this murder through the whole story! It’s been a great series to write so far and I’m looking forward to conquering the next book next month!

THE DAYDREAMER DETECTIVE BRAVES THE WINTER is now available! Get it for a dollar off its regular retail price through July 15th.




I have a new release! VIGILANTE SLIMMING SCANNER is now available, and I hope you enjoy reading this one as much as I enjoyed writing it. This is the fourth story in the Kami No Sekai series and I suspect there’ll be two more after this before I stop writing in this world.

This is the story of Toro, who is out of shape, a bit lazy, and doesn’t take care of himself, but should. He just wants a snack, some chips and something sweet, from the convenience store when suddenly the store scanners have had enough and deny him. I believe I got this idea while standing in line at the self-checkout one day, listening to the crisp voice of the terminal declaring, “1 package, Club Crackers.” Lol. But I also wanted to write about fitness, healthy eating, and exercise (all things I’m into) in a way that wasn’t too preachy. Toro needs to take better care of himself for a reason and the scanners decide that being abrupt and cutting him off cold turkey is the best way to go.

Want to find out what happens next? Pick up VIGILANTE SLIMMING SCANNER today for only 99¢!




I’ve been waiting for this day since I dreamed up this series poolside last summer! THE DAYDREAMER DETECTIVE is now available! I’m excited to bring this series to you all. I hope you enjoy your time with Mei, her mom, Yasahiro, and a whole new cast of characters in Chikata, Japan.




Well, today’s the day! I’m excited about revealing the cover of THE DAYDREAMER DETECTIVE, the first book in a brand-new cozy mystery series! I’ve been nervous about getting this series under way because it’s something totally new for me. But I love a good challenge, and so does the heroine of this series, Mei. I love writing her. She’s complex and new. She’s got her own issues but still loves to help others, and she has a heart of gold, especially for her mom and good friends.

I hope you like the cover! I think it speaks well to the Japan location of the story and the flat illustration style is modern and eye-catching.


Luck? Forget it. Mei Yamagawa is fresh out of it. She’s just been downsized from her 3rd job in five years and her bank account is dry. Now, to keep her head above water, she must leave Tokyo and move back to her rural Japanese hometown. And there’s nothing worse than having to face your old rivals and ex-boyfriends as a failure while starting life over as a farm girl.

But when her best friend’s father is murdered, and her best friend is named the main suspect, Mei turns her daydreaming ways towards solving the crime. Between dates disguised as lunches with the town’s hottest bachelor chef, searching for clues, and harvesting sweet potatoes, Mei has a lot of non-paying work cut out for her.

Will she catch the killer before her bad luck turns worse? Or will she fry in the fire with the rest of her dreams of success?

Pre-order on Amazon for only $2.99

On Kindle (and Kindle Unlimited on March 31)
Don’t have a Kindle? Learn about my ePub Exchange Program.

Just like all of my full-length novels, THE DAYDREAMER DETECTIVE is just $2.99 for a limited time. I keep my prices low enough to give you a deal, and yet still high enough that I can recoup my costs as an independent author.

It’s Release Day For REVEALED!

I’ve been talking about this for weeks so it won’t come as a surprise to most of you. But today is the release of REVEALED! This is a Nogiku Series companion novel, titled as Book 5 of the series because I want you to read it last, and the release of my seventh full-length novel. Where does the time go?

I’m pleased to report that I had pretty good pre-order sales for this book! And I’m happy that this book comes to those who have stuck with the series the longest. I know that’s not many of you, but those of you who have stuck around mean the world to me. I love you. Each and every one of you. heart

Okay, here’s the purchasing details for anyone who hasn’t already bought REVEALED.


Only available at Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and Kobo until December 18! Get it now if you want it from those vendors!

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