I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family in spite of having to stay close to home this year. For us, it was our first time to have Christmas with my side of the family in over ten years.
This week I'm on Kim Chaffee's & Kirstie Call's podcast, The Picture Book Look with my wonderful editor, Joanna! It's only about 15 minutes long.
And I'm the featured author at Linda Sue Park's KiBooka's page, Kids' books by Korean Americans.
In other good news for THE OCEAN CALLS, it comes out as an audio book on January 19!
You can hear a sample here.
Lastly, Teaching Books emailed that my name is now part of their list of authors' names! You can hear me pronounce my name!
What have I been up to? I just finished scouring over sketches of my lyrical graphic novel coming out from Harper Alley in 2023. The title changed to The Other Side of Tomorrow. About North Korean refugee kids. Illustrator Deborah Lee is doing an awesome job bringing my text to life. It's been fun seeing them as she progresses through the manuscript.
I'm also enjoying my short winter break from school. I ordered some library books and did the curbside checkout for the first time. Some fabulous books I just read:
*When Stars Are Scattered, a graphic novel built on a true story, a necessary read for all upper elementary & teens. This book shows what life in a refugee camp is like.
*Fauja Singh Keeps Going, a picture book biography about the 108 year old Sikh who runs marathons!
*Playing from the Heart, a picture book in which a father never stops loving his son's piano playing.
Next on my list: Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park
What children's book do you recommend? Happy New Year!
Tina M. Cho, children's author
I'm a children's author and freelance writer for the educational market. Welcome!