Tag Archives: Pearl Harbor

Christmas Excerpt from The Red Kimono


My historical fiction, The Red Kimono, opens with eight-year old Sachi searching for a Christmas present on December 7, 1941. Though Sachi was loosely based on the life of my mother, this scene was based on memories of my own … Continue reading

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A Way of Life


Amazing that today, the 74th anniversary of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, all the talk on CNN is about Donald Trump’s proposition that all Muslims be banned from travel to the United States. This follows his suggested surveillance of mosques … Continue reading

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Not Done Yet


I was going to do a post about the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, until I read an article in the Tulsa World that my daughter forwarded to me this morning.The article was titled “Atomic bombing survivors … Continue reading

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#Discussion Question 2: The Three Main Characters


I’ve made a list of questions for use by book clubs or classes to discuss The Red Kimono, and today, This is a weekly blog series where I’ll post one question for discussion by anyone who has read the book. … Continue reading

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#VideoChallenge: Stepping Outside of My Comfort Zone


Thank you to my friend, Nita Beshear, for “challenging” me to participate in the 30-Day Video Challenge. This is WAY outside of my comfort zone, but for that very reason, I MUST take on this challenge. Each day, I’ll read … Continue reading

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