Happy New Year, Sawaga River Press Supporters! As we dive deep into the work of publishing our next book, Mungan And Her Lola, we invite you to follow us at our Mungan blog: https://munganandherlola.wordpress.com/ We will switch back to this blog when the Mungan book comes out, hopefully this Fall 2022. See you!
Happy Fall, Friends, Family, and Kapwa! I am so excited to share with you the campaign for our new picture book, Mungan and Her Lola! This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of how a young Filipina girl lovingly uses Filipino rituals of care to help her grandmother recover from grief and sadness. Click here to visit ourContinue reading “Support Our New Sawaga River Press Book!”
Dear Friends, How did this happen??? Half of the year has gone–it’s summer already!– and we’ve not posted any updates! What have we been doing? A few things here and there. Mainly, I’ve been focusing on writing picture book since I joined this year’s 12×12 challenge (to write one picture book story each month). Briefly,Continue reading “June 2021 Update”
Happy New Year, Friends! I realize as I write this that it’s already FEBRUARY!!! So here we are. Corona virus is still wreaking havoc and we’re still being asked to do our part by avoiding large gatherings, especially indoors, practicing social distancing, and wearing masks. In the midst of this pandemic and all other unsavoryContinue reading “Happy New Year 2021 Update”
Hello, Friends, It’s the end of October! How did time fly so fast? Our last post was in July! I found a draft for our August post and it went something like this: “August is about to end. What a month it has been! What a year it continues to be. We thought it couldn’tContinue reading “October 2020 Update: Fil-Am History Month”
Hello, Friends and Family, We hope you’re still keeping yourselves healthy during this pandemic while finding ways to show your solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement towards the abolition of our racist systems and creation of life-affirming systems of care. Just a quick check-in since our last post in May. In June, we pledgedContinue reading “July 2020: Supporting the BLM Movement and the Bukidnon Lumad Artists”
Hi, Friends, We hope you’re all staying healthy and sane while sheltering in place! In the midst of this pandemic, we have some good news. Last month, we shared that we’re one of the three finalists for the Benjamin Franklin Award by the Independent Book Publishers Association. Well, we won the GOLD! It’s a crazyContinue reading “May 2020: Awards + Readings”
Hello, Friends and Supporters, We hope you are all keeping yourselves healthy and sane as much as you can. This truly is an exceptional time in our lives, one that will leave long lasting impacts to the way we live, think, act, love, and care for each other. Despite the grimness of the current situation,Continue reading “March 2020 Update: Another Award!”
Happy New Year, Kapwa! How is it already February? It’s been rough with the flu and the winter blues but we can feel the spring coming soon so we’re hopeful. We have a few things to share. First, we won the Publishing Professionals Network’s 48th Annual Book Show. Children’s Book Category. For a recap ofContinue reading “Happy 2020! + Book Show Award + February Launch”
Hello, Everyone! Just a quick post to say that the books are on their way! We sent over 100 copies last week and we’re working on the next 100. If you crowdfunded us, please be on the lookout for your copy. Thank you!