Yesterday marked two years since Sparkers was published, and today the publication of Wildings is one month away! This week I received a finished copy of the book in the mail. It’s gorgeous! The cover is purple underneath the dust jacket. ❤
Now seems like a good time to remind you that you can:
- Add Wildings on Goodreads
- Preorder Wildings from your local independent bookstore or other retailers
Additionally, I have two launch parties planned! If you live in the area, or even if you don’t, you’re invited!
- For Twin Cities folks: Friday, Nov. 4th at Red Balloon Bookshop (RSVP on Facebook, if you like)
- For Los Angeles folks: Saturday, Nov. 12th at Children’s Book World
I’m still plodding through Dream of Red Mansions (I had to switch editions after Volumes 1 and 2, so now I’ve got Volumes 5 and 6 of the same Gladys Yang and Yang Xianyi translation, except now all the Chinese names are in Pinyin (hooray!) and it’s a bilingual edition with Simplified Chinese on facing pages). However, as a nice respite from endless Qing Dynasty drama, I read I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You by LA author and comic book artist Yumi Sakugawa. This adorable and poignant book about friendship stars a sock cylops. I asked my friend Isabelle to buy me a copy at the Little Tokyo Book Festival, since I couldn’t go, and she got it dedicated to me!