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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 »

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 »

Win a Daruma for the Holidays 2018

If you’ve read Jasmine Toguchi Flamingo Keeper, you know that Jasmine and her sister Sophie receive daruma as gifts from Obaachan, their grandma in Japan. Daruma are wishing dolls. You make a wish and color in one eye of the doll, and when the wish comes true, you color in the other eye! My husband… Read more »

WIN Jasmine Toguchi Books This Summer!

Now available, all four books in my chapter book series, Jasmine Toguchi, about a spunky 8-year-old Japanese American girl growing up in Los Angeles, both in paperback and in hardcover! You can buy them at your favorite indie bookstore or online. Or if you’re lucky, there are two ways you can win a set this… Read more »

Update

Thank you to Jenny Medford at Websy Daisy for the spiffy update of my web site. Thanks also to Roy Thomas of Black Dog for the author head shots. Some of the new things you will notice are buy now buttons for my books and an author visit page. As a former teacher, I’m very excited about… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday and a Giveaway!

I’m throwing myself a book birthday party and one lucky winner will receive the birthday gift! In celebration of the release of the Dorothy & Toto early reader chapter books that I wrote for Capstone, I’m giving away a full set of the hardcover library/classroom books. These books have reinforced binding and discussion questions at… Read more »

And The Winner Is…

Thank you to everyone to stopped by to visit my newly redesigned online home! And thank you to those of you who entered the drawing to win my nonfiction kids books, Japan and China. Sorry, I’m a tad late in announcing the winner! I used a random number generator to pick the winner from the comments… Read more »