Fil-Am Storytime & Art: FAHM themed Kids Club at SouthBay Pavilion, October 11th, 2012

This special event is to share Filipino & Fil-Am culture to foster curiosity, respect, & love for the Philippine culture in our children at an early age.


After reading  “I am Flippish!” I will be selling autographed copies for a special price of $12 (tax included) and 10% of the sales will go to the FACC – SLAA Bayani  Campaign.  This campaign is an umbrella for future educational events and workshops organized by the Fil-Am Chamber of Commerce – Southbay LA Area whose plan is to help create & support heros in our community.

I will be joining Filipina Author Fe P. Koons who will be reading from a children’s book she co-wrote “7 stories from 7 sisters” and Filipino Artist Ricky Maginsay, who is an Assistant Director for the Simpsons and he will be teaching the kids how to draw.

SouthBay Pavilion (in front of SEARS)
20700 Avalon Blvd.
Carson, CA

Orange County Children’s Book Festival, September 30th, 2012

With my fabulous illustrator Adolph Soliz and fellow author Ron Noble

With my fabulous illustrator Adolph Soliz and fellow author Ron Noble

The Orange County Children’s Book Festival is an amazing and fun event for the family.  This festival is very important in helping promote literacy and love for books to children.  A well-read child is a happy child whose world opens up to all kinds of possibilities.

l will be at the Orange County Children’s Book Festival this Saturday, September 30th 2012.  Come get your personally signed copy of “I am Flippish!” and say hello.  I will be at the Author’s Corner (#26) from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.  I hope to see you there!

Website –

Location –


From I-405 North:

Exit on South Coast Dr./Fairview Rd./Harbor Blvd. Take the Fairview Rd./Harbor Blvd. ramp. Take the Fairview Rd. ramp. Turn LEFT onto Fairview Rd. Turn Right onto Arlington Dr.

From I-405 South:

Exit on Fairview Rd. Turn Right onto Fairview Rd. Turn Right onto Arlington Dr.


Enter off of Fairview Road. And Arlington

Wilmington Children’s Book Festival, September 15, 2012

The Wilmington Children’s Book Festival was a great event.  I met so many wonderful families that day. We live in such a wonderful country, filled with beautiful diverse people.  I am truly blessed.

With my fellow author Alva Sachs

Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC) – September 8th & 9th, 2012

Black Eyed Peas band member Apl De Ap with his very own copy of “I am Flippish!”


With fellow authors Lorenzo Paran III, Cecilia Brainard, and Lucy McGinley



Reading to the Fil-Am kids at the Youth Pavilion

Reading to the Fil-Am kids at the Youth Pavilion


Interview with Jannelle So of Kababayan 18 – September 7th, 2012

CLICK HERE to see the Interview with Jannelle So of Kababayan 18

Chibi-No-Gakko, Japanese American Summer Camp, Fullerton, July 18th, 2012 – Author Visit and Reading

I had a great time with these children.  It is great to see these children learn about the Japanese culture.  They were also one of the most well behaved group of children I ever met.

Books and Cookies, Santa Monica, July 14, 2012 – Reading

With my fellow authors (Standing)  Ron Noble, Gladys Barbieri, Dennis Yang, Ryan Afromsky; (Seated) Alva Sachs, Leslie V. Ryan, MaDonna Waszak, Cori Gibb

Aliso Viejo Public Library Summer Festival, June 23rd, 2012

With fellow authors Dennis Yang and Sheri Fink


El Dorado Emerson School, Orange, May 10th, 2012 – Author Visit and Lecture



Boys and Girls Club, Aliso Viejo, April 30th, 2012 – Children’s Day Author Visit

Here is an article about the event published by the Aliso Viejo Patch –