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Hello everyone!

It's hard to believe nearly six months have passed since The Same Moon was published. Thank you for joining me on this journey! 


Please feel free to forward this newsletter to others, find me on Facebook and (rarely) Twitter, and explore my website.

Wishing you a wonderful autumn,
Sarah


Good news: The Same Moon received a five-star review from Reader's Favorite. You can read it here. (And yes, that's five out of five!)

Event log

So far, I've had nine Same Moon events at bookstores and other venues, and attended four book groups. A fifth -- in Minnesota -- also reported reading The Same Moon

TSM also got some nice media attention -- radio and newspaper -- over the summer. 

And I delivered the keynote talk at an orientation for this year's Portland, Oregon-departing Japan Exchange and Teaching Program participants. I loved sharing thoughts with others heading out on this amazing adventure, my version of which I share in The Same Moon!
Pssst! If you (or someone you know) are interested in spending a year or more teaching English alongside Japanese teachers of English -- and you're 40 or under -- consider the JET program.  Applications for 2020-21 are due Nov. 15.

Upcoming TSM events 

Now that fall is in full swing, I am seeking new places to share The Same Moon and its encouraging message. I'd be happy to meet with book groups and classes, or to speak about writing memoir, what settling into a new culture can look like and how storytelling can help us get through life's challenging events.

Ways to share The Same Moon

As a new author published by a small, independent press, I'm responsible for most publicity efforts. If you are inspired to help spread the word, I'd so appreciate the assist! How?
  • Write a review on Amazon or elsewhere.
  • Give a copy as a birthday or holiday gift
  • Ask your local library to stock a copy -- or donate yours, as Susan did (at right)!
  • Nominate TSM for your book club
  • Post a photo of you with TSM on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (see samples below)
Same Moon sightings have occurred in back yards, at camp and on vacations (Hawaii and Japan, featured here). Where do you see The Same Moon? 

And now for something completely different ...


I've begun writing on a completely new topic: my family's journey toward healing through changing what we eat. It's all new writing, and I'm blogging as I go. If this sounds interesting to you, feel free to check it out and follow along on my blog
BONUS ITEM: Portland/Vancouver friends -- you might be interested in this special event ... Saturday, Oct. 19 ... 
I recently participated in this and found it to be truly extraordinary and restful. Using incense as the vehicle, Kihachiro Nishiura will introduce you to various facets of Japanese culture and lead you into a meditative game using your sense of smell. Highly recommended!
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