Books and Giveaway

My other blogsite (Closed the Cover) has/is consuming my life so my poor happy dance has been neglected lately.  I’ve just been so busy as the literary world around me has expanded that I haven’t found the time to stop by and talk about some of the stuff that’s happened lately.  Like the guy who was laying in the middle of the highway the other night with a sign saying he wanted to die, or the lady (under the umbrella) with her soaking wet 5-year old son (obviously not with an umbrella) at the bus stop two morning ago or ridiculousness in the workplace but as always, things have been an adventure.

You have my apologies.

What has been keeping me away lately has been The Sea-God at Sunrise.  It’s an awesome book.  It’s an especially awesome book if you like historical fiction like I do.

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I’m giving away 3 eBook copies of it on my other site here in case you are interested.


It is 1841. Japanese fisherman Shima and his younger brother, out on a routine fishing expedition, are wrecked on an uninhabited island by a freak typhoon. Their rescue by a passing American whaling ship proves a short-lived miracle when, barred from reentering Japan, the ship heads for the whaling grounds of the South Pacific.

Shima becomes an unwilling passenger in a strange floating world filled with foreign faces, a new language, and a hostile chief mate. But when the reclusive captain suddenly falls ill, Shima and third mate Daniel Ellis stumble upon a secret from his past that brings together their previously isolated worlds.

Inspired by the true story of John Manjiro, one of the first Japanese in America and later interpreter to the shogun, “The Sea-God at Sunrise” is a tale of friendship and forgiveness across two cultures at the height of America’s Golden Age of Whaling.


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