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kidquake san francisco

i shared the stage today with 4 fabulous kidlit makers. 3 of whom were there to share their first book! i was so HAPPY for them! emily jiang and april chu are the author and artist respectively, of ‘summoning the phoenix: poems and prose about chinese musical instruments.’ emily is …

the losses that makes us who we are

the power of choosing yourself when you've been disowned

i’m sitting here with my one year old, sky. i have a radically different life than i’ve ever had before. i’m happy. i’ve had a lot to learn through in life. one of the biggies was being disowned when i was 20 for being queer. it was my mother’s doing, …

i am kidlitcon

finding more people to play!!!

this year’s theme for KidLitCon was: Blogging Diversity in Young Adult and Children’s Lit: What’s Next? it’s always soothing to be around folks with whom i can relax and even play a bit. play is serious business to me. play means a quality of curiosity, openness, courage and innocence. today …