Here are a few lists and interviews of me/Jasmine Toguchi: 2023 Book Review on Imaginary Elevators: Tokyo Holiday for Brave Explorer 2022 Author Spotlight Friday – Interview with me about Jasmine Toguchi Brave Explorer on Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester Podcast interview on Little Tokyo Talks – In episode 9, Sansei author Debbi Michiko… Read more »
Happy Girl’s Day!
Me with my mom and our Girl’s Day doll display. Today, March 3, is Hinamatsuri (Doll Festival) or Girl’s Day. I have fond memories of this Japanese celebration while growing up in California. Girl’s Day features prominently in Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth, the second book of my upcoming chapter book series (FSG/July 11, 2017). For… Read more »
Mochi Queen Cover!
I’m super excited to finally be able to share the cover of book 1 of the Jasmine Toguchi series, Mochi Queen! Ready or not, here it is! Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen (FSG/July 11, 2017) Eight-year-old Jasmine Toguchi is a flamingo fan, tree climber, and top-notch mess-maker! She’s also tired of her big sister, Sophie, always… Read more »
Originally posted on Emu Debuts on December 3, 2015 It’s no surprise that I love words, and more specifically, I love words that inspire. In my Word Nest where I write, I have surrounded myself with many, many items of inspiration. I could probably do a whole series of posts about the trinkets I’ve… Read more »
The Long Bumpy Road
Originally posted on Emu’s Debuts on October 22, 2015 …learning how to endure your disappointment and frustration is part of the job of a creative person. — BIG MAGIC, Elizabeth Gilbert Like many writers, I have been writing stories since childhood. I have always been passionate about stories. I first decided to write fiction… Read more »