Before she starting working at the ESD over four years ago, Sarah Coomber of Communications wrote a memoir of a time “when she ran far, far away to find her way home”—teaching English in Japan in her 20s. In January 2018, she learned it had been picked up by a publisher, and now the book is in print at long last!

Sarah has decided to leave the ESD at the end of June to more fully devote her time to parenting and promoting her book. Yoga for Cube Dwellers fans and her Communications coworkers will miss her dearly!

We are so excited for you, Sarah! Best of luck on your next adventure!

You can buy The Same Moon for Kindle or in paperback on Amazon here—or at Vintage Books (just up the hill by Safeway) and online through Powell’s.

You can follow Sarah’s journey as an author, book events and more online at

Fun Fact: Aaron Villanueva’s wife, Andria, designed the book cover.