Welcome Camy, Tell me a little about Uni.
Uni is actually a perfectly disgusting type of sushi made from sea urchins innards–raw, naturally–which my father absolutely LOVES. One of the few tastes I didn’t inherit from him.
But uni is also Latin (or is it Greek? Language scholar, I’m not) for “one” and my marketing department loved the idea of the double entendre, since the first book was Sushi for One.
Here’s the blurb about the storyline:
Will Trish Sakai be able to follow her three simple rules and hold out against two gorgeous guys?
Trish Sakai is ready for a change from her wild, flirtatious behavior. And her three cousins are anxious for her to change, too. Trish is always knocking something over, knocking herself out, and taking hard knocks in her perpetual confusion about men.
When Trish’s ex-boyfriend, Kazuo the artist, keeps popping up at all the wrong moments, Trish decides to be firm with herself. She creates three simple rules from First and Second Corinthians and plans to follow them to the letter. No more looking at men! No more dating non-Christians! She will persevere in hardship by relying on God.
Except now Kazuo is claiming Trish is his muse, and he can’t complete his major work of art without her. And a gorgeous coworker is reassigned, bringing him in daily contact with Trish. But her cousins are determined to hold her accountable to her plan. She thought three rules would be a cinch, but suddenly Trish’s simple rules don’t seem so simple after all.
OH, HECK YEAH! Sushi for One was actually my fifth completed manuscript, and Only Uni was my sixth, so I figured–no problem. I’ve done this five times before.
But something about writing a second book under contracted deadline made everything different! I’m such a basket case! I think I had more extensive edits on Only Uni than any of the other books in this series.
Sushi for One was a hit with readers (if I say so myself).
Why, thank you! 🙂
What similarities can readers look forward to with this new novel? What are some of the differences?
The four cousins are still front and center–with all their quirks, their friction with each other, and their absolute love and loyalty for each other. Grandma is also there, but with a different kind of pushiness than she displayed with Lex. Trish gets along with Grandma better than the other cousins, and her relationship with the matriarch undergoes some drastic changes.
Trish is a different character from Lex–more happy-go-lucky, more optimistic, more easy-going. I think readers will like her a lot.
Do you have any fun stories to share about your writing or research of this book?
Trish’s job is mine! Well, my old one–I used to work in biology research, so I pulled on those memories for Trish’s job.
Also, not to give anything away, but Trish’s house problems are all true–I asked friends about some of their most “interesting” house stories. Almost all of the things in Trish’s house are taken verbatim from one home my friend Yvonne visited while she was house-hunting.
If we were to go out to dinner tonight, where would we go? What would you order?
I’d go to this poshy steak house called Alexander’s! They have the BEST red meat and appetizers and I’m such a carnivore, it’s like heaven for me. 🙂 I’d be torn between the bone-in rib eye steak and the prime rib!
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