Showing posts from September, 2012

When a Door Closes a Window Opens (or in my case, the other way around)

The other day I was on my way out the door, ready to take my daughter to school. As I walked into the open garage I heard a loud thumping noise. I looked up and there were three birds desperately trying to escape through a closed window. My daughter and I watched these poor birds as they repeatedly slammed their heads and bodies into the glass. Slam, flap. Flap, slam! They were insistant that these windows were the only access to the beautiful world outside, even though one of my three garage doors was already wide open - an invitation just waiting for them to notice it. But they were too desperate. These poor birds couldn't see the forest for the trees. Knowing they would never find their way out without my help, I rushed to press the automatic opener to the garage door nearest the window. Two birds immediately flew out. They were free! They saw an opening, an opportunity, felt the gust of fresh air and didn't wait - they flew out into their freedom and all th

Welcome Jennifer Griffith!

Jennifer Griffith is the author of four published novels, including her latest, Big in Japan, the story of Buck Cooper, an accidental sumo wrestler. She lives in Arizona with her husband Gary and their five kids. She blogs and is on Facebook . Big in Japan is available at bookstores and online nationwide wherever books and ebooks are sold.   BIG IN JAPAN author, Jennifer Griffith, is here today with a fun, light-hearted interview. So pull up a chair, enjoy some chocolate and laugh along with us! Me:   Hey Jennifer! Welcome to my little corner of cyberspace.  While we're here, why don't you tell me something.  Would you rather sumo wrestle a skunk in a vat of peanut butter or be chased by knife wielding men in hockey masks? Jennifer:   I’d rather the sumo wrestler got into it with the skunk while I stand by watching and eating the vat of peanut butter. I am so addicted to peanuts and peanut butter! How much is too much peanut butter? I think it