Wow, 2020 was a year. The last in-person visit I did was in early March to South Carolina before the full impact of the pandemic was upon us. I’ve been home ever since. I’ve enjoyed doing virtual visits and festivals, but I sure miss meeting readers in-person! For information on my virtual visits and my availability please contact me.
Wednesday, May 17 at 8:00 PM EST
Hosted by Asian Author Alliance
We Contain Multitudes: Supporting Diverse Diversity within Asian American Voices: Join me, Christina Soontornvat, Andrea Wang, Mike Jung, and Veera Hiranandani. We will share our experiences growing up as Asian Americans and how our backgrounds influence the books we write. Discussion will center on the need for MANY Asian American penned novels to reflect the diversity of the Asian American experience.
Tuesday, May 18 at 7:00 PM EST
Crafting Chapter Books Virtual Workshop, SCBWI NY Westchester
What is a chapter book? How is it different from a picture book or a novel for older readers? How do you write for a series? Debbi Michiko Florence, author of the acclaimed chapter book series Jasmine Toguchi and My Furry Foster Family series will share details about the journey to publication for Jasmine Toguchi and an overview of what you need to know to start writing your own chapter books. Debbi will share a list of mentor texts and answer questions.
Registration: on Ticketbud
Saturday, June 5 at 6:00 PM EST
Hosted by Print: A Bookstore
Debbi Michiko Florence and Josephine Cameron In Conversation to discuss the importance of creating and maintaining support systems – as writers and the characters in their books. Join us as we celebrate the release of Debbi’s Keep It Together, Keiko Carter in paperback and the launch of Josephine’s Not All Heroes (FSG).
More details and RSVP information coming soon!
Monday, June 14 - Thursday, June 17
Highlights Foundation Online Workshop: Developing a Series in Chapter Books
Join me and author Kashmira Sheth as we lead a workshop on how to craft a chapter book series including lectures, 1-on-1 consultations, group work, guest editor lecture, and writing along with fabulous support from the Highlights staff.
Register here: Highlights Foundation
Sunday, August 8 at 3 PM EDT
In Person East Coast Launch Party for Just Be Cool, Jenna Sakai
Hosted by Bank Square Books/Savoy Bookshop & Cafe Mystic CT/Westerly RI
Details on location to come as we await what the restrictions will be for in-person gatherings for summer. Details and registration links coming in late June.
I will be talking about writing this book, as well as some “secret” news about upcoming projects. Enjoy treats and limited edition swag along with a drawing for fun prizes.
Saturday, August 21 at 11 AM PDT
In Person West Coast Launch Party for Just Be Cool, Jenna Sakai
Hosted by Bel Canto Books, 2122 East 4th Street, Long Beach, CA
Join me and author Julie Abe as we jointly celebrate our newest releases. Julie is the awesome author of Eva Evergreen: Semi-Magical Witch and Eva Evergreen and the Cursed Witch. We will be chatting about our writing process and how our Japanese heritage influences the books we write. There will be Japanese snacks and a giveaway for prizes.
This event will be masked and held outdoors with social distancing – registration will be required ahead of time. More details with link coming soon!