Debbi Michiko Florence

More Keep It Together, Keiko Carter News

I’m thrilled and honored to learn that Keep It Together, Keiko Carter is a New England Book Award finalist! Thank you New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA). Congratulations to all the finalists! I’m so awed to see Keiko in such amazing company! Keep It Together, Keiko Carter is in French! I’m over-the-moon happy to know… Read more »

Day 4 of Keep It Together, Keiko Carter Launch Week Giveaway

Thank you to everyone for playing along and helping me celebrate my debut middle grade novel! Today is the last day of festivities with a special prize. Not only will you get a signed copy of my book, but you will get something special, too! As I’ve mentioned, Keiko Carter loves chocolate. The book opens… Read more »

Day 3 of Launch Week Giveaway in honor of AAPI Heritage Month

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and in honor of it, today I’m sharing some blurbs for Keep It Together, Keiko Carter from the amazing AAPI community. I’m also giving away a signed copy of my book – all you have to do is comment on my Twitter or IG post and a… Read more »

Silly Dog Tricks

Thank you all for a wonderful book birthday celebration yesterday! I’m overjoyed to know that Keep It Together, Keiko Carter is now in the hands of readers! The winner from yesterday’s Chocolate Challenge drawing is Karen L. Congratulations! Today we’re sharing silly dog tricks. Keiko Carter loves dogs and so do I! So, today, I’m… Read more »

Book Birthday – Chocolate Quiz

Joining me to celebrate my book birthday are friends and authors Christina Soontornvat and Supriya Kelkar – and they have agreed to compete in a chocolate quiz. Who wins? You’ll have to watch the video to find out! You can be entered in a drawing to win a personalized signed copy of Keep It Together,… Read more »

Drumroll….the winner of the grand prize for the pre-order campaign…

Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered Keep It Together, Keiko Carter, and thank you to awesome independent bookstore Bank Square Books for running the campaign. And now, the winner of the grand prize…. WooooHOOO! Congratulations! Your prize will be mailed to you very soon! (Separately from your book.) If you missed the pre-order campaign, but… Read more »

Launch Week Schedule

Keep It Together, Keiko Carter, my middle grade debut novel, will be celebrating a book birthday on May 5! After years of writing, revising, submitting, collecting rejections, writing, and revising, this story of my heart will be a real book with readers and I’m so excited to celebrate! Below is the schedule for the launch… Read more »

Coming Soon!

In one week, I’ll be celebrating the launch of my debut middle grade novel, Keep It Together, Keiko Carter! I’m super excited! I hope you’ll join me in celebrating virtually. I’ll be hosting some fun giveaways where you could win signed copies of the book. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram, and join the week-long… Read more »

Pre-order Campaign for Keep It Together, Keiko Carter!

Pre-orders are a great way to support authors to let publishers know that there is excitement around a book. This means you order the book in advance of publication. In partnership with my local independent bookstore, Bank Square Books, I am running a special pre-order campaign. Pre-order the book through this link, and you will… Read more »

An ARC Review for Keep It Together, Keiko Carter

It’s scary when after years (for me over a decade) of writing and revising a manuscript, it becomes a real book and suddenly the story is no longer mine. It belongs to readers. Always the hope is that readers will connect with the characters, love the story, want to share the book. Yesterday, I saw… Read more »