Monthly Archives: April 2017

  • Writing Our Cultural Mosaic

    Hello Writers,  it was deeply wonderful to meet old friends and new writers at the  NESCBWI ’17 conference   Here are handouts from the workshop, “Writing Our Cultural Mosaic” I presented at the conference with the extraordinary Susan Lynn Meyer, author of New Shoes, winner of the NAACP Image Award.

  • The Refugee Experience, ALA Booklist for Teens

    ALA-YALSA offers a reading list of YA fiction and nonfiction to help teens understand the refugee experience.  The Refugee Experience for Teens.  The comments section took me to work of nonfiction I have to read, In the Sea There are Crocodiles, the story of Enaiatollah Akbadi written by Fabio Geda.  It is Geda’s “first person rendition” of Enaia’s journey…


  • “Hard Love” Story – Interview with VOA Cambodia

    Soksreinith Ten (call her Nith, she told me) , a reporter with Voice of America just interviewed me for their English and Khmer News Service about Either the Beginning or the End of the World. She asked, in a few words tell me what your novel is about. I said it’s about a mother and…