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¢!




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.

RELEASED Is Now Available!

What an exciting day for me! I remember when I started writing this book and how different it is now than it was back then two years ago. I’m proud and ecstatic to bring you Book Two of the Nogiku Series, RELEASED.



And here’s the good news: buy it before Friday, December 20th and get the eBook copy for only 99¢! I’m rewarding first-readers with a low price because, really, I would not be here without you guys. You have read, loved, and given me the courage to continue. I’m forever grateful for you all.

If you’d like to spread the news, please do so! There’s a post on my Facebook page you can share, or if you have a blog, please check out my Media Kit for blurbs and links. Besides these two ways, you can also tweet out your purchase when you buy on Amazon. On the page following checkout, there’s a widget for posting to Twitter or Facebook.

RELEASED reviews so far have been extremely positive! Want to check them out? You can find them on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and on Goodreads.

Happy Reading! And please remember to leave a review somewhere if you read it. It’s the best gift you can ever give an author.

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