2001 August

Lazy summer . . .

My recent reading has slowed a great deal due to attendance at approximately five thousand soccer games (OK, I’m exaggerating, but only a little . . .), a trip to the Outer Banks in North Carolina, and work on a new project. Still, I enjoyed several titles:

What I read in July

Winners of the July book drawing! Sign my guestbook for a chance to win the next drawing.

If you read Cricket magazine, look for my poem “Cents-ibility” in the August issue!

I’m excited about my next book, which will be published by Clarion Books in April 2002. It’s called When My Name was Keoko, and is a historical-fiction novel for young adults and older middle-grade readers set in Korea during World War II. Many of the details in the story are based on my parents’ experiences. The writing is finished, and the folks at Clarion are putting together the book jacket and seeing to other production details. Now that my part of the work is done, it’s fun to sit back and watch the story become a book!

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