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, August 4 at 7 PM ET
#Book Party on @Scholasticinc Instagram Live
Celebrate book birthdays with the authors: Just Be Cool Jenna Sakai by Debbi Michiko Florence, The Bailey School Kids by Pearl Low, and Monday into the Cave of Thieves by Ralph Lazar!
I hope you’ll join us!
Sunday, August 8 at 3 PM EDT
In Person East Coast Launch Party for Just Be Cool, Jenna Sakai
Savoy Bookshop & Café in Westerly RI presents a book launch party with Debbi Michiko Florence for the release of the new book Just Be Cool, Jenna Sakai!
This is going to be an incredible event featuring the chance to win great prizes, a wonderful author talk and Q&A, and special treats! Author will be signing books at this event.
This event is free, but registration is requested here at Eventbrite.
Saturday, August 14 at 3 PM EDT
Virtual Contemporary Middle Grade Panel hosted by Books of Wonder
Come join us in celebrating these wonderful contemporary middle grade reads with KATHRYN ERSKINE, DEBBI MICHIKO FLORENCE, ANDREA WANG and JAIME BERRY as they share their new novels and answer questions from the audience during the live feed! Ages 8-12.
Register here on CrowdCast
Tuesday, August 17 at 8 PM ET
Virtual Book Launch – hosted by Second Star to the Right: I’ll be in conversation with friend and author Andrea Wang to talk about her debut middle grade novel The Many Meanings of Meilan!
Saturday, August 21 at 11 AM PDT
SOLD OUT! In Person Joint West Coast Launch Party for Just Be Cool, Jenna Sakai and Eva Evergreen and the Cursed Witch by Julie Abe
Hosted by Bel Canto Books, 2122 East 4th Street, Long Beach, CA
Join me and author Julie Abe as we 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 held outdoors with limited seating – registration is required ahead of time. Each ticket will get you a signed book by the author of your choice and reserved seating. You will be able to buy additional signed books by either author at the event.
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Register here: Bel Canto Books
Thank you and I can’t wait to celebrate with you!
Friday, August 27 at 7 PM ET
Virtual Event hosted by Read It Again Bookstore
Author Panel: Telling the Stories of Strong Girls with Debbi Michiko Florence, Christina Soontornvat, and Wai Chim
Join us as we talk about our books (Just Be Cool, Jenna Sakai, A Wish in the Dark, and The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling) and the girls who learn how to open their hearts and use their voices in our books.
Saturday - Tuesday, August 28 - 31
In-Person Highlights Foundation Writing First Chapter Books and Early Readers Workshop
I will be a special guest at this workshop led by the fabulous Wiley Blevins and Laurie Calkhoven. If you’re interesting in learning about how to write first chapter books and early readers, this is a great workshop – and it will be great to SEE and BE with other writers again.