Here's a photo essay of my summer so far.
5/28 Read The Ocean Calls at the Celebrasian Fest in Des Moines, IA, sold my books, thanks to Beaverdale Bookstore. This event led to another one!
6/9 Holy, moly. I turned 51.
6/11 My 1st SCBWI-IA gathering. I did a 3 minute lightning talk about Why Writers Should Be on Social Media. Had a great lunch getting to know local writers.
6/15 1st MRI and 1.5 yr post lumpectomy mammogram = no cancer, Praise the Lord!
6/18 IA K-Pop Fan Event: The Celebrasian Fest contact led to this event, where hundreds of BTS fans gathered to celebrate. I sold my books and read The Ocean Calls.
6/20 A sad day, my almost 98-year-old grandma passed away.
6/21 Thankful for writing distractions. Helped mann the IA/MN SCBWI table at the Iowa Reading Association in Ames, IA, and ended up leading the small group of authors in doing a presentation on Author Visits 101 to fill an empty spot in the schedule.
6/27-29 Quick mini vacation to Chicago, ate lots of Korean food
6/30 Read My Breakfast with Jesus and Rice from Heaven to kids at Hope Preschool's Day Camp. Emphasized diversity and gratefulness. This was my first in-person reading of My Breakfast with Jesus!
Up next: Teaching a 1 hour webinar~
How is your summer? Have fun being creative!
Tina M. Cho, children's author
I'm a children's author and freelance writer for the educational market. Welcome!