Sunday, August 28, 2011


Above the Waves, and A Hiatus

I'm overdue in announcing that my memoir, tentatively titled "Above the Waves," has been sold to Alane Mason at Norton. (Norton!). Publishers Marketplace announced the sale thus:

"ABOVE THE WAVES details the history of Marie Mutsuki Mockett's family Buddhist temple in Iwaki, Japan, (25 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power plant), and explores the religious and cultural frames within which people in Japan cope with death and disaster."

I'm hard at work now. ;-) Alane Mason has edited some of my favorite writers--people I've admired from afar.

I should also say that I've returned from a trip to Japan in July for a really exciting project, that I don't feel ready to announce publicly, but will when the time comes.

Needless to say, with all this work--and with an adorable 20 month old toddler--I don't have the time to update my blog as regularly as I used to and this means I'll be going on hiatus for the time being.

I've enjoyed making friends via the internet, and meeting so many interesting people. Hopefully there will come a time when I can update this blog again.

Thanks for stopping by and for reading.

Congratulations on landing another book deal, and with Norton no less. Best of luck through the hard slog ahead.
Again, wonderful news about your forthcoming memoir, Marie. It's been a pleasure to correspond with you and to know of our shared Japan connection. Let me know if you'll read in the Bay Area once your book's released. Yoroshiku...
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