As I settled into my seat on my plane at Oakland International, bound for Cleveland, this past Tuesday, I checked my email before putting my mobile phone on airplane mode. I opened up the September 8th edition of Kirkus Reviews’ weekly e-newsletter and I was happily surprised to find that my novel, A VILLAGE IN […]
Today is the day the farm workers under the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC) walked out of the fields and struck for better wages and better working conditions. Thus began the Great Delano Grape Strike. This past weekend, the Delano chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) and the Welga Project of the […]
Late this afternoon I was at Eastwind Books of Berkeley because my books had arrived. I was in a fog as I held the book in my hands and then opened to the title page to sign the pre-ordered books. The book had some weight to it, which surprised me. The galleys, of course, were […]
Today, amid worries over marketing and promotion campaigns, publication decisions, and life in general, three pieces of good news arrived that made me realize how fortunate I am. I found out today that an associate professor in the Asian-American Studies (AAS) Department, under the College of Ethnic Studies, at San Francisco State University is going […]
Eastwind Books of Berkeley is hosting my book launch and party! Come celebrate with me on Sunday, September 13th, 3pm-5pm, at 2066 University Avenue in Berkeley. The bookstore is two blocks from the Downtown BART station, and a parking garage is located one street over and one block down on Addison Street. I’ll be reading […]
Welcome to my author website! I’m looking forward to sharing my writings with you. My debut novel, A Village in the Fields, will be released at the end of August by Eastwind Books of Berkeley. Please check back for more news and reading events.