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Taiwanese children reading English as a Foreign Language (EFL) books by Compass Publishing 

I love seeing children read books. I've written 8 books, nonfiction and fiction, in this EFL line.


December 10 Sign No Surrender Soldier at a group author signing, Graham Public Library, Graham, Texas 


February 23 Talk about Yokoi and No Surrender Soldier at Breakfast Club, Pecan Plantatian, Granbury, Texas  





September 28 Author Panel, NT-SCBWI at UTHSC in Ft. Worth, Texas


August 24 Teaching a Workshop on "Voice", NT-SCBWI at UTHSC in Ft. Worth, Texas 


April 13 Book signing 1-4 at Half Price Books, Burleson, Texas


March 30 Book signing 1-4 at Half Price Books, 410 & San Pedreo, San Antonio, Texas


March 23 Books signing 10-5 at Cool Junk, Granbury, Texas


January 27 ABC Radio Sydney, Australia, history program about Shoichi Yokoi



Feb. 19-20, 2016 -- Teen Bookfest by the Bay, Corpus Christi, TX


April 8-9, 2016 -- North Texas Book Festival, Denton, TX


August 13, 2016 -- Ft. Worth Public Library, downtown, 1-4 pm, multi-author program


August 21, 2016 -- Barnes & Noble, Champaign, IL


September 23-24, 2016 -- NCTX-SCBWI Revision Round Table retreat, Addison, TX


November 5, 2016 -- Dallas Public Library, 1-4 pm, multi-author event




Jan. 24, 2015 -- YAK Fest at Keller High School in Fort Worth, Texas


May 28, 2015 -- Dream Award convention, Scottsdale, AZ


Aug. 15, 2015 Ft. Worth Library Author Round-Up 1-4 p.m.


Oct. 13, 2015 -- San Angelo Writers Club, I will be giving a presentation on "Writing Book Proposals" at 6:30 p.m., 1st Place, 14 E. Harris, San Angelo, TX.


Jan. 18, 2014 NO SURRENDER SOLDIER launch at Carnegie Library, Ballinger, Texas


Jan. 25, 2014 NO SURRENDER SOLDIER launch at Tom Green Library in San Angelo, Texas


March 15-16 Tucson Festival of Books at the University of Arizona; meet me in the children's lit pavillion 11:45-1:45.


April 8-11, 2014Texas Library Association (TLA) San Antonio : April 9, Wed. 10:15-11:50 -- speaking on a panel about religion in YA lit;
April 9, Wed. 12:30-2 p.m. signing in Overlooked Books Booth #2526
April 9, Wed. 3-4 p.m. signing in Author's Row;
April 10, Thurs. 9:30-11:30 a.m. -- Texas Teens 4 Libraries;
April 10, Thurs. 12-1:30 p.m. -- Texas Tea with librarians;
April 10, Thurs. 3-4 p.m. signing in Author's Row;
April 10, Thurs. 6-8 p.m. librarian meet and greet party.


April 19, Sat. 2-4 p.m. Barnes & Noble LaCantera, San Antonio -- Educators' Appreciation Week, "Research behind NO SURRENDER SOLDIER" program


June 26-July 1, 2014 American Library Association (ALA), Las Vegas -- June 29, Sunday 11-12:30, Class of 2k14 librarian trivia game with Jay Asher and Josephine Angelini moderating.


August 1-4, 2014 Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) summer conference, LA.
Sat. Aug. 2, 3:15-4:15 Christine Kohler, Chris Eboch, and Ginger Wadsworth will present a workshop on "Real World Facts: The Foundation for Narrative Nonfiction, Historical Fiction, and Fiction."


At the same time, fellow Class of 2k14 members will be discussing group marketing.


September 20, 2014 -- I'm signing at the SCBWI and Barnes & Noble Book Fair at San Pedro bookstore.


October 18, 2014 -- I will be presenting on how to write book venue proposals at a SCBWI meeting held at Barnes & Noble Book Fair at San Pedro bookstore.




Nov. 25, 2013 -- Assembly on Literature for Adolescence of the NCTE (ALAN) panel for National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)