I am so very honored that Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen is a Junior Library Guild Fall 2017 selection. Yesterday I received my award package with my certificate! I am filled with deep gratitude to the Junior Library Guild.
I owe you all a huge blog post with details from my recent book signings in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Boston, with a bit about my trip to NYC with my agent and a friend. In the meantime, I wanted to share a link to an interview I did with Kara Rota of the… Read more »
Book 3, Jasmine Toguchi, Drummer Girl is available for pre-order! Pub date: April 3, 2018 It’s talent show time at school, and eight-year-old Jasmine Toguchi is excited to show her stuff. But as she thinks about her strengths―tree-climbing, mochi making, collage―none of them feel quite right to perform on-stage. Jasmine’s friends already have a talent:… Read more »
Thank you to everyone for making launch week for Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen and Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth amazing and wonderful! It lifted my heart to get your notes and social media boosts, and I loved seeing so many familiar faces at my launch party at Bank Square Books last week! Thank you! I’ve also… Read more »
Today is my book birthday! The culmination of 17 years of writing, revising, learning, growing, accumulating rejections, and writing again. I talk more about this dream come true on Emu’s Debuts, the blog for The Erin Murphy Literary Agency’s debut authors. There are so many people I want to thank, because without them, I would… Read more »
Here are a few lists and interviews of me/Jasmine Toguchi: 2020 Jasmine Toguchi Mochi Queen is a nominee for the 2021 Nutmeg Book Award (CT). 2019 Jasmine Toguchi Drummer Girl – 2019 Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award for Transitional Readers. Jasmine Toguchi Drummer Girl – 2018 Cybils Award winner for Early Chapter Books Interview… Read more »
In Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen, 8-year-old Jasmine wants to participate in the family tradition of making mochi or mochi-tsuki, but family rule says she must be 10 to help roll mochi with the women. Jasmine is determined to join in. She comes up with a plan to help not the women, but the men, and she wants… Read more »
I’m thrilled to share with you the cover for Jasmine Toguchi, Drummer Girl, book 3 in my chapter book series! I’m grateful to talented illustrator Elizabet Vukovic who brings Jasmine and her friends and family to life, to fabulous designer Kristie Radwilowicz, and of course to my wise and wonderful editor at FSG, Grace Kendall. Jasmine… Read more »
Wow! Time does fly. In less than three months, my debut chapter book series, Jasmine Toguchi will launch with the first two books: Mochi Queen and Super Sleuth! I’m thrilled and honored to share that Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen has been chosen as a Junior Library Guild Fall 2017 selection! This has been a… Read more »
Sending thanks to Aimee Lim for interviewing me for Her Campus, UC Davis! Check it out – here.