Rebecca’s Reflections

 The Baseball Widow: A Book Review

 The Baseball Widow: A Book Review

One of the perks of associating with the International Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys Book Club is that it has put me in touch with so many other writers and their amazing works. Suzanne Kamata’s The Baseball Widow is the Official 2022 Pick of the International...

 On Missing the Aoi Matsuri

 On Missing the Aoi Matsuri

In The Kimono Tattoo, main character Ruth Bennett keeps an eye on the Japanese seasons. She knows when it’s appropriate to wear unlined kimonos or to dispense with long sleeves. Knowing of her fastidiousness, I was surprised when she forgot to celebrate the Aoi...

Kyoto Thrills: A New Review of The Kimono Tattoo

Kyoto Thrills: A New Review of The Kimono Tattoo

I'm so happy to have this new review of The Kimono Tattoo in the Kyoto Journal. Many thanks to David Cozy, Kyoto Journal's Reviews editor, for writing it! —Rebecca David Cozy is a writer and critic who has lived in Japan for several decades. His fiction and essays...

 Going LIVE: Boy’s Day and Self-Promotion

 Going LIVE: Boy’s Day and Self-Promotion

Writing a book is hard work! Promoting it may be even harder! I thought when I finished my novel, all I had to do was ship it off to my publisher and then get started on my second. Wishful thinking. Once the book was in the pipeline, I needed to work on the marketing....

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