Two more books on the way~
They are almost twins. My Breakfast with Jesus publishes with Harvest House Publishers June 2, 2020. The Ocean Calls publishes with Kokila/Penguin Random House August 4, 2020. It's been so much fun watching them come from story idea, to selling to a publisher to being assigned an illustrator to seeing the final covers! Now I'm awaiting the arcs. My Breakfast with Jesus was actually the story idea of my awesome agent, Adria Goetz, who told me I should write this story. She knows my writing better than I do! And it sold. The Ocean Calls started with a tweet on Twitter that I read about haenyeo. I was fascinated with these granny divers, looked them up and was hooked. There were no picture books about them. So I wrote it after lots of research and traveling to watch them. More on that later!
In the meantime, more book news is on the way. While I wait, I continue to write & revise my WIPS with my three critique groups. And I'm thankful to attend SCBWI online webinars and hear more great writing advice. How's your writing?
11/13/2019 10:27:24 am
Congratulations, Tina! It's so wonderful to see how your writing career zooming. Continued best wishes to you!
11/13/2019 07:30:59 pm
Wow! How exciting your life has become, Tina! And what beautiful books. You have much to be thankful for this year. I'm plugging along, sharing my debut book, visiting a few schools, and submitting a couple more MG historical fiction manuscripts before the holidays. Then, I'll take advantage of all the courses and webinars I've purchased, and study my craft in November and December. It will be an nice change in routine! Blessings on your writing — amazed you can do all that and still teach. ☺️
11/16/2019 07:36:01 pm
Congratulations, Tina, on these 2 books! I can't wait to read and share them.
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Tina M. Cho, children's author
I'm a children's author and freelance writer for the educational market. Welcome!