I am pleased that my first novel, TAPIOCA FIRE (Amazon LLC), is now available for purchase in softcover or as an eBook.
A quest that crosses continents and generations and features an adult adoptee, TAPIOCA FIRE was rewarding to write. I loved being able to draw from some of the moving search and reunion stories I've been privileged to cover as a journalist in Tokyo, New York and Boston.
Simultaneously, the adoption memoir, "Reunions in Spring: Meditations for a Holiday Table," has also been released. It expands on two chapters of TAPIOCA FIRE, "The Scrapbook" and "Mint Jelly and Fiddleheads", from the perspective of each side of the adoption triad. I am both an adoptive stepparent and an adoptee who was found by my birth mother and later searched for my birth father and siblings.
A final note: the protagonist of Tapioca Fire, Susan Piper, was adopted from Thailand. This is a country whose multi-faceted role in human trafficking I witnessed when I lived in East Asia.