Grace & Debbi’s Very Asian Book Trip

From Oct 3- 7th,  Grace Lin and Debbi Michiko Florence are dropping by these stores in NH, VT, CT, NY, and NJ  to sign books! Check and see if we’re going to be at a store near you. Order a book to be signed & personalized ahead of time and the store will hold it… Read more »

Jasmine Toguchi Brave Explorer Paperback Preorder Campaign

Hooray! On September 26 the paperback edition of book 5, Jasmine Toguchi Brave Explorer will be available! I’m running a special national preorder campaign. Preorders help authors by showing early-on the publisher and bookstores that the book is generating interest. This can cause booksellers to order more copies to keep in stock which in turn… Read more »

Jasmine Toguchi Peace-Maker Pre-order Campaign

It’s almost time for book 6 of the Jasmine Toguchi series to launch! Jasmine Toguchi Peace-Maker will be available on March 21!   by Debbi Michiko Florence, art by Elizabet Vuković FSGBYR/Macmillan   And I have a fun pre-order campaign to launch this book! My husband recently went to Japan, and he took along Jasmine… Read more »

More About Jasmine Toguchi

This is where you’ll find links to articles, interviews, and reviews for the new quartet of the Jasmine Toguchi chapter book series! Jasmine Toguchi Brave Explorer   KidLitTV – Bicultural and Bilingual books at the Chappaqua Book Festival interview. Little Tokyo Talks Podcast interview: Episode 9 – In episode 9, Sansei author Debbi Michiko Florence… Read more »

Sweet and Sour Pre-order Campaign!

I’m so thrilled to announce the pre-order campaign for my newest middle grade book, Sweet and Sour (September 6, 2022)! This is a book of my heart about childhood friendships set in Mystic, CT. I love love love the cover – big thanks to artist Jacqueline Li and cover designer Stephanie Yang. That’s my local… Read more »

Cover Reveal: Sweet & Sour

I’m thrilled to share the cover of my next middle grade novel: Sweet and Sour! Sweet and Sour, Scholastic/September 6, 2022 I love everything about this cover – how Mai and Zach are looking at each other, Bank Square Books in the background, the BT21 Cooky plush keychain on Mai’s tote bag, the clothes Mai… Read more »

Just Be Cool, Jenna Sakai: News, Reviews, & Interviews

This is where you’ll find updated news and links to reviews and interviews. I’ll be updating regularly. Thanks for all your support! Just Be Cool, Jenna Sakai is available now! August 3, 2021 (Scholastic) “Heartbreak is for suckers.” When Jenna Sakai gets dumped over winter break, it confirms what she learned from her parents’ messy… Read more »

Just Be Cool, Jenna Sakai Cover Reveal

It is an absolute thrill to be able to share with you all the cover of Just Be Cool, Jenna Sakai, the companion novel to Keep It Together, Keiko Carter. For those of you who have read Keiko Carter, you know that she’s a bit of a people pleaser, so it was a fun change… 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 »

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 »