When I wrote Holly Thompson to tell her “Orchards” was on the Red Dot Shortlist for Mature Readers, she sent me the following response:
From: Holly Thompson <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 7:12 PM
Subject: Re: Congratulations! You’re on the Red Dot shortlists for 2011-2012
To: Katie Day <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Great to hear from you. That’s great news about the Red Dot Short List! Terrific!
Here is an Orchards book trailer made by ASIJ library intern Ellen Yaegashi; feel free to share and post.
Thank you for asking me to come to Singapore. I’m just beginning to sort out plans for 2012…I have been under heavy deadline pressure to complete a new novel on top of my Tomo anthology–see cover and contributors at http://tomoanthology.blogspot.com. Tomo will be published in March 2012 to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami. My next novel is due out Spring 2013.
I’m not sure that I will make it to AFCC this year, but I’d be happy to come to Singapore for school visits if several schools could share airfare and accommodation. Best time for me would be sometime in mid to late February; early March might also be possible. Please let me know if there might be interest. I would be happy to do presentations related to Orchards, Tomo and The Wakame Gatherers. My fee is US $400 per day for up to 5 classes.
Anyway, let me know your thoughts.
All the best,