6 Word Memoir: Feeling at home feeding homeless cats
Activities: Besides ...writing stories and caring for neighborhood strays, I love to tap-dance and craft haiku. I've published haiku in Frogpond, Modern Haiku, and several children's anthologies edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins.
Distraction: When I’m putting off a difficult revision, I usually spend time on other worthwhile activities, like birding or learning Spanish. When I’m truly wasting time, I’m trying to make sense out of politics.
Margaret Wise Brown Award Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection Award
Upcoming: Ethan and the Strays (working title), 2023.
Micha ArcherFrom: Concord MA; Now: Leverett, MA6 Word Memoir: From and for children I learn.Activities: I walk in the mountains and plant trees and plants.Procrastination: I am SO messy because I work in collage so my floor is covered in confetti I have snipped. When I procrastinate I make little fun collages with my scraps and wish I could just do that all day some days.Other Awards:
Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program: Daniel books
6 Word Memoir: Immigrant parents, two cultures, teachers, books.
Activities: I love to bake which helps me with mindfulness--distraction leads to baking failures. I also read as much as I can, whatever looks interesting--books, articles, news, blogs, song lyrics. You never know what you might learn, even if it's just a new word you might want to use in a story one day.
Distractions: Looking up stuff while researching something or by using up an ingredient in the fridge to make or bake something.
Children's Book Award Notable Book (International Reading Association): Suki's Kimono
Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association's Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature (Picture Book): Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin
Junior Library Guild's Gold Standard Selection Award: Ojiichan's Gift
From: Dublin, Ireland; Now: London, UK 6 Word Memoir: designer who's trying to make stories Activities: Activities: Read and draw Distraction: I answer questionnaires when I am supposed to be working! Other Awards:
Born in LA, 7 years in SF, currently living in Sacramento, CA
6 Word Memoir: Eating Flaming Hot Ruffles With Chopsticks
Activities: I find a lot of inspiration from antique stores and yard sales.
Distraction/Neat or Messy?: I work out of my art studio, which is actually the tiny garage behind my house. I clean my entire space before making a new piece of art. So neat. Very neat. Pathologically neat.
Caldecott Honor: Last Stop in Market Street
Coretta Scott King Honor
2019 NYT Best Illustrated Book of the Year: Another
Upcoming: You Matter, (my first solo picture book with words) June 2, 2020; Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Peña, (third book with Matt) February 2021.
6 Word Memoir: dreamy child, big city, still dreamy sleeping in a field—under stars
Activities: I like to read and I like to make things.
Where do you work?/Neat or Messy?: In the summer time I work in my hammock. It doesn't look like work. But it is! I am messy. I like to see all my things around me, but my drawers are pretty organized.
Golden Kite Award for Illustration: The King & the Three Thieves
CCBC Best Book of the Year: Charlotte Zolotow Commended: Mystery Bottle
Activities: Walking the forest, listening to nostalgic songs and watching children.
Distractions: Making delicious foods that I want to have at that time. Neat or messy? Usually, I’m messy, sometimes I’m so neat. Procrastination: I discontinue the work. Then I go blank my mind. I stare at sky and listen to twitter of the bird.
I have only received the Keats Foundation award. It is the greatest honor of my life.
Upcoming: "At a town with four parks" Serialized in the Fukuinkan Shoten monthly magazine.
"Haha no tomo(mother’s friend)" The story of children who experienced the Great East Japan Earthquake. I hope it will be a book someday, but I'm not sure if my dream will come true.