Independent Publishing and Decolonizing

Hello Friends and Family! I was invited by Professor Melissa Moreno of the Woodland Community College to discuss Sawaga River Press’ publishing journey through a decolonizing framework. This was a very welcomed change of pace for me as I usually present at events geared towards younger children, not adults, and I don’t get to delveContinue reading “Independent Publishing and Decolonizing”

Introducing Our New Book and Illustrator

Hello, Friends, We hope your April is off to a good start! We are super excited to announce our second book, tentatively titled “Jack Meets Agio.” This story is inspired by the oral folk literature of my hometown, Bukidnon. (See below for map.) Specifically, it is inspired by the Olaging epic about the adventures of Agio (also knownContinue reading “Introducing Our New Book and Illustrator”

Mama, Mama at the Mary Stephens (Davis) Library

Hello, Everyone!   Spring is here and it is so good to be feeling the warmth of the sun instead of the gnawing cold.   Jack and I were at our local library last week. He sauntered around to look for his favorite books (currently the Squish series) while I checked out the new children’sContinue reading “Mama, Mama at the Mary Stephens (Davis) Library”

Mama, Mama at the Filipino Bar Association of Nor Cal Holiday Party

  Hello, All! The holidays are upon us! The Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC) graciously invited us to display and sell the Mama, Mama book at the holiday party at the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco. I’ve been going to FBANC’s party for the last three years and this year’s was extra specialContinue reading “Mama, Mama at the Filipino Bar Association of Nor Cal Holiday Party”