The Fall of 2014 I was contacted by a writing friend in Singapore, Emily Lim, who I met online through a writing challenge called 12x12. Emily was going to be a part of a writing project about Asian authors and wanted to know if I wanted to join the book project as well. We were to write a chapter about how God led us into writing.
This project was part of Media Associates International and Graceworks Publishing. MAI's goal states, "MAI equips and nurtures talented men and women with a passion for producing Christian literature for their own people." They train people to write through books, workshops, and conferences around the world.
So I'm privileged to be a part of this book with 11 other authors living in Asia. In fact, you can see an excerpt of my chapter here along with a list of the other wonderful writers. I'm thankful to God for using me as His scribe. If you know of anyone who is contemplating being a writer, have them read this book! The way these people came to write is fascinating!
And even more wonderful is that this coming week I'll meet author Emily Lim in person! I'm flying to Singapore for the Asian Festival of Children's Content. I'll attend the Scholastic Asian Book Award ceremony on Tuesday night and then one full day of the writer's conference on Wednesday and then fly back to Korea. This is my FIRST writer's conference, believe it or not. So if you have any tips, let me know! My lovely husband helped me get business cards printed, which I can't do on my own here. I will blog about the AFCC in the weeks to come. Stay tuned!
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Tina M. Cho, children's author
I'm a children's author and freelance writer for the educational market. Welcome!