Tag Archives: Big in Japan


I’m so excited to announce the launch of PANDORA: Book 1 in the Goddesses and Geeks Series. (More books of this theme are fomenting in my brain and on my giant book-outlining pad of paper.) Here’s the blurb: Blake Wells seems to have it made: the wealthy bachelor life, Kennedy-esque good looks, rising political star. […]

What Questions to Ask in the First Draft of a Novel

I love the first draft. It’s a world of discovery. Who are these people? What are their strengths, weaknesses, fears? What things should they face that will help them become who they were always meant to be, inside and out? What kind of a world should they encounter? What internal and external forces should be […]

And the Winner Is… (And the Promised News)

The Bookiversary winner of paperback copies of BOTH Big in Japan and Delicious Conversation is… Stephanie Moore! Congratulations, Stephanie! Message me on my FB author page with your address and I’ll get these sent out to you post haste. Yay! Thank you so much to everyone who tweeted and posted about the book’s anniversary. You’re […]

How to Give an E-Book as a Gift

My latest go-to gift is an e-book. This is probably because I have a lot of reading friends. Almost everybody has either an e-reader or a downloaded an app e-reader for a smartphone or tablet. Even *I*, technophobe extraordinaire, have the Kindle app on my tablet. When I’ve read and loved a book, sometimes I’m just dying to […]

It’s My Bookiversary! Let’s Celebrate!

First off, yesterday my husband mentioned that he prefers “not big” hair. He couldn’t be serious, could he? Come on. Big hair is the best! I’m choosing to ignore the comment. And now…. A year ago this week, BIG IN JAPAN hit the shelves. I can’t believe it’s been a whole year. What a fun […]

Comma Math

First, an announcement. For the next couple of days, BIG IN JAPAN will be on SALE on Amazon and Kindle – $2.99 for the e-book version. That’s $26 off the hardcover list price. Bargain for your beach read, and it IS a great beach read, if I do say so myself. Here’s the link for […]

English Sumo!

So, this week I had an incredible opportunity. I got to sit down with about 120 young people who had spent the last month PEEKING INSIDE MY BRAIN. Yeah, that’s about what it felt like, going to the high school English classes and discussing BIG IN JAPAN with all the students who have read my […]

It’s Not an April Fool’s Joke: Sumo Makes its English Class Debut

I know, I know, it sounds like an April Fool’s Day joke, but I’m being totally serious here. Although Big in Japan has made the rounds through quite a few book groups now, but this week it’s making the jump to the big time: High school English classes! Yep, it’s true. Last Tuesday a high […]

Great Googly Aggie Moogly!

So, I just checked Facebook and a post from my cousin Jared told me he’d seen the Aggie Alumni Newsletter and I was in it. Shazammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! What a nice article they wrote. It’s so cool that they featured Big in Japan, and mentioned Christopher Loke (also an Aggie) and Jolly Fish Press (populated by many […]

By Grapthar’s Hammer: What a Bargain

Soooooo, folks. My book is on sale cheap-o cheap-o for just the rest of this week on Kindle! Just 99-cents. And for less than the cost of a cup of coffee (or a 72-ounce Diet Coke), you can hold a sumo wrestler in the palm of your hands. Think of it. Here’s the link: http://www.amazon.com/Big-in-Japan-ebook/dp/B008PH7U6C/ref=tmm_kin_title_0 […]