Good News x 2!
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!
4/1/2016 10:06:06 am
What wonderful, exciting news, Tina!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you on both counts. You always impress me with the many different avenues of writing/publishing you pursue and have success with. Wishing you the best!
4/1/2016 10:25:32 am
How wonderful - congratulations!
4/1/2016 12:55:45 pm
So proud and excited about the award, Tina. And opening a box of your books must be thrilling! Congratulations on both counts!
4/1/2016 01:33:20 pm
4/1/2016 04:06:01 pm
Oooh, best of luck with the award, Tina!
4/2/2016 10:28:47 am
4/2/2016 06:03:07 pm
Great news, Tina. I am so excited for you. Here's to many more successes!
4/3/2016 03:42:46 pm
So,so proud of you. And what a lovely surprise to get your books. Congrats on both accounts.
4/4/2016 06:19:05 am
So thrilled for you, Tina!! Well deserved. ;-) I'm still plugging along with two MG novels, one of which is two-thirds completed thanks to ChaBooCha. I will consider Nancy's class in the future. . .it looks fantastic!
4/4/2016 01:06:51 pm
Oh, Tina, just catching up and so glad I did--FANTASTIC news x 2!!
4/27/2016 04:18:13 pm
Wow! Congrats, Tina! I hadn't heard this great news! I've been limiting my FB time and have missed a few things.
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Tina M. Cho, children's author
I'm a children's author and freelance writer for the educational market. Welcome!