Good news x 2! A few weeks ago a work-for-hire company sent me a guided reading book I had written. Believe it or not, this was the first time I've ever received a box of books I've written because I'm overseas. My mother usually receives the honor of getting my stuff. But this Korean ESL publisher in my neck of the woods was able to send it within 1 day of delivery! It IS a good feeling to open and see something you've written. Compass Media also made an audio to accompany the book. It's here.
My 2nd good news, most of you probably heard. My novel manuscript, Chasing Freedom: The Asian Underground Railroad, has been shortlisted for the Scholastic Asian Book Award! Winners will be revealed on May 24th in Singapore at the Asian Festival of Children's Content. So I'm still debating if I will/can go, especially since I'm teaching. I was interviewed by a reporter from a Singapore newspaper. You can read the article here, if you'd like. If you're in Asia and of Asian descent, you can enter the contest for this coming year. Scholastic Asian Picture Book Award 2017! Click here for details.
And lastly, if YOU want to write a killer novel and know nothing, like I did, take Nancy I. Sander's self-paced, online course, Writing a Middle Grade Novel in One Month workshop. That's what I did last year and wrote Chasing Freedom in 1 month!!
Do YOU have good news to share? Let me know!
Tina M. Cho, children's author
I'm a children's author and freelance writer for the educational market. Welcome!