Armijo High grad pens first novel ‘The Red Kimono’

By From page B2 | January 04, 2013

FAIRFIELD — “The Red Kimono,” written by former Fairfield resident and Armijo High School graduate Jan (Marler) Morrill, will be available in February.

The daughter of a Buddhist Japanese-American mother who was an interned during World War II and a red-haired Southern Baptist father of Irish descent, Morrill’s work has been featured in “Chicken Soup for the Soul” and several anthologies.

“The Red Kimono,” published by the University of Arkansas Press, is set in World War II internment camps. It is Morrill’s first novel.

Morrill now lives on a farm in Arkansas and finds her story ideas while on adventures around the world. She hopes to visit Northern California in the spring for book signings.

Her website is www.janmorrill.com. The book can also be purchased at www.uapress.com/titles/sp13/morrill.html.

Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.

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