Earlier in the year I was lucky enough to take a trip to the US.
While it was amazing to be able to spend a month getting to
know a city as vibrant and dynamic as New York, one of the
highlights of my trip was the few days I spent in Seattle.
My first morning was so much fun.
The lovely Tara who writes beautifully over at Tea & Cookies picked
me up and took me on a tour of her town.
As we made our way to her local Saturday morning farmers market the
conversation was easy and fun. Like two old friends.
You’d never guess this was the first time we had actually met in
We spoke mostly of food and travel and writing. And discovered a
shared love for Japan.
While I have only visited a handful of times when I was briefly
dating a Scott living in Tokyo, Tara had spent great chunks of time
there both during her school years and as a young adult.
I just loved hearing of her Japanese experiences and comparing them
to my own.
So later that day, when Tara told me about her idea to release an
ebook of stories from her life in Japan as a fundraiser to help
people rebuild their lives after the earthquake earlier in the year,
I was all for it.
And immediately agreed to help with the design of the cover.
It was the least I could do.
The ebook is called ‘Tales from High Mountain’ Part 1.
If you’d like to hear Tara tell you more about it (she’s far more
eloquent than me) go to her blog:
ps. I think the price is criminally low at only $3.99. If you can
afford to be more generous, feel free to purchase multiple copies!