Leza Lowitz, who wrote Up from the Sea, advised me to attend a writing workshop held by the Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators (of which I am a member.)
My first thought was, “Tokyo? I can’t go!” I rarely go to Tokyo. It is just so far for me.
However, I realized the workshop was the same day as my husband’s birthday, and he had said earlier in the week, “For my birthday, I want to go to Tokyo. I will choose what we do!”
So I asked my husband, “Can I go to the workshop? You and our son go have manly man time and I’ll go to the workshop.” So it was decided. We left on an early train, and I got to Shibuya just in time.
They recommend two upcoming books:
Falling into the Dragon’s Mouth by Holly Thompson
Somewhere Among by Annie-Donweth Chikamatsu
So I was very happy I was able to attend.
Once I got home, I was telling my husband that of course I want to go back to another workshop, but of course I can’t spend money on something like that. He said, “Oh yes, you can go.” So I don’t know. Of course I want to go back. We’ll see……
They have great events, which I go fangirl crazy over. Keiko Kasza has appeared recently at an event. Satoshi Kitamura will appear on March 13 at an event. I love them both!!!!! Their books, I mean!!!!! I love their books!!!!!!!!!!!! Swoon.