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“Dizzy Sushi” Winter Readings

Kyoto was narrowly spared from much of the destruction of World War II. Following is an excerpt from “Dizzy Sushi” by Melissa J White, read on Dec. 7, about the death of Emperor Hirohito, and the Japanese respect for the impermanence of beauty. Click to check other winter reading events and book signings.

Winter Readings of Dizzy Sushi

Melissa and Chicas at Collected Works

Collected Works, will feature the authors of Tres Chicas Books on Sunday, December 7, 2013 at 6pm: Joan Logghe, Miriam Sagan, Renee Gregorio, Elizabeth Jacobson, Piper Leigh, and Melissa J. White will read from their books.

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Listen to Dizzy

Listen to audio excerpts from "Dizzy Sushi" by Melissa J White

“Dizzy Sushi” Audio Excerpts 1-3

It's enjoyable to create audio excerpts from Part One: Tokyo of my book, "Dizzy Sushi." Here are the first three; I hope you enjoy them! "Dizzy Sushi" Audio Excerpt #1 ~ Narita "Dizzy Sushi" Audio Excerpt #2 ~ Latitia "Dizzy Sushi" Audio Excerpt #3 ~ Tokyo Rain Read excerpts at the following links: Visiting a Japanese sento, … [Read More...]

Listen to audio excerpts from "Dizzy Sushi" by Melissa J White

“Dizzy Sushi” Audio Excerpts 4-5

The next set of podcasts are from Part Two: Yamashina of "Dizzy Sushi." "Dizzy Sushi" Audio Excerpt #4 ~ Farmhouse "Dizzy Sushi" Audio Excerpt #5 ~ Sumo You can prepay for a print copy of "Dizzy Sushi" by clicking here. … [Read More...]

Writing Life

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Writing A Book Is Not Like Giving Birth

There is an old, worn analogy that writing a book is like giving birth to a child, and every time I hear this, I think, What BS. Now that I have given birth to three humans (two in water and one in air), and written two books ("Dizzy Sushi" published by Tres Chicas Books, and "Angel Someone"), I … [Read More...]

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Akiko Yosano Tankas Approved

Translator Sanford Goldstein has graciously allowed me to reprint Akiko Yosano’s tankas in Dizzy Sushi. #97 Those Plum Blossoms in the poem You wrote at parting— They weren’t on your mind. . . Last autumn she was the one Leaning against this post #144 On that cold morning in … [Read More...]

Author Readings

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Winter Solstice Reading op.cit books

Join authors Melissa J White and Trent Zelazny, Saturday December 21st at 3PM at op.cit. books in Santa Fe for a winter solstice reading. Melissa and Trent will each read from current works, then discuss the writing craft, the ups and downs of the publishing business, setting realistic goals for … Read on...

Dizzy Sushi by Melissa J White

Melissa and Chicas at Collected Works

One of the longest-running indie bookstore in Santa Fe, Collected Works, will feature the authors of Tres Chicas Books on Sunday, December 7, 2013 at 6pm. Tres Chicas Books authors Joan Logghe, Miriam Sagan, Renee Gregorio, Elizabeth Jacobson, Piper Leigh, and Melissa J. White will read poems and … Read on...