Doll in the Red Kimono is a compilation of entries from two of Jan Morrill's blogs, and The essays will take readers on the path to publication of her historical fiction, The Red Kimono. (University of Arkansas Press, January 2013)

In more than sixty essays, Jan shares the challenges of becoming published, as well as memories of her family history and how they led to the story of her characters, Sachi, Nobu and Terrence. In reflections of current events, she discusses similarities to the events of the 1940's and why it's important that history be remembered. Chapters include links to her blog posts and other links that may be of interest to readers.

Doll in the Red Kimono is both a preview and a reading guide that gives insight into the writing process and how family memories and history became seeds for the story of The Red Kimono.