Thursday, March 28, 2024

April 6, 2024 Book Event

Join me at the Pacific Tsunami Museum in Hilo on April 6 for a free event to commemorate Tsunami Awareness Month!

There will be a reading of “The Tsunami Quilt-Grandfather's Story,” written by Anthony Fredericks and illustrated by Tammy Yee, followed by a book signing.

Admission is free!

Sandwich Islands Social Network with Kamaka Brown, Lori Matsukawa and Tammy Yee

 Lori and I had a great time talking story with Sandwich Islands' gracious host, Kamaka Brown! Here's the video, where we talked about growing up in Hawaii, our inspiration as authors and illustrators, and our new book together, "Brave Mrs. Sato."

Friday, March 22, 2024

Live Podcast with Kamaka Brown!

Join Lori Matsukawa and me on "Aloha Friday with the Sandwich Islands Social Network" Facebook video podcast with Kamaka Brown for some Hawaii Kine talk story and to share our book, "Brave Mrs. Sato."

WHEN: Friday, March 22nd, 9:00 AM (HST), 12:00 PM (PDT) Live  

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Story Time, Crafts and Book Signing: Brave Mrs. Sato

 Meet Emmy-award-winning TV anchor and author Lori Matsukawa
and illustrator Tammy Yee

Enjoy a morning of story time and crafts, to be followed by talk-story and a signing of their new book "Brave Mrs. Sato"!

WHEN: Saturday, January 13, 2024, 10-11:30am

WHERE: da Shop, 3565 Harding Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, (808) 421-9460

#AAPI #asianbooks #childrensbooks #booksfromhawaii

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Hawaii News Now Sunrise Interview!

 Author Lori Matsukawa and I will be on Hawaii News Now Sunrise show tomorrow (Friday), December 15 at 7:30 am to discuss our new book, "Brave Mrs. Sato"! Tune in! Chin Music Press #bravemrssato #childrensbook #AAPI #readaloud Basically Books

Author Event! Book Signing for "Brave Mrs. Sato"

 If you're in Hilo, Hawaii, on Saturday, December 16, stop by Basically Books (334 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI 96720, 808-961-0144) and talk story! Both Lori and I will be there from 10:30am to noon. #AAPI #asianbooks #childrensbooks #booksfromhawaii

"Brave Mrs. Sato" by Lori Matsukawa, illustrated by Tammy Yee

Look what came in the mail! Lori Matsukawa and I will be on the Hawaii News Now Sunrise Show on Friday, December 15, at 7:30am. Then we're headed to the Big Island for a book signing of "Brave Mrs. Sato" (Chin Music Press) at Basically Books on Saturday, December 16 from 10:30 to noon! 

Hope to see you there! 

#bravemrssato #aapi #childrensbooks #originstory #hawaii #bigisland #hawaiichildrensbook #booksigning


Thrilled to be working on my latest book with Tumblehome Books, a bio of the artists who created the famous Ware Collection of Glass Flowers at Harvard University. 

 "THE WONDROUS MEETING OF ART AND SCIENCE Famous for crafting Harvard University’s collection of glass plants, Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka also made lifelike sculptures of jellyfish, octopuses, and other soft-bodied marine animals. This is the story of a father and son who, inspired by their love for nature, created the most exquisite glass scientific models of all time." 

Work in progress for "Glass Wonders: The Story of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka" by Tammy Yee, Tumblehome Books. #blaschka #artandscience #childrensbooks #biography #warecollection #glassflower #lampwork #glassart

Friday, April 14, 2023

Storytime and Book Signing, April 29th, 11 am

Join me for storytime at Ala Moana Centerstage with Kristi Yamaguchi, Catherine Toth Fox, and Kristi Petosa-Sigel!

When: Saturday, April 29, 11am

Where: Ala Moana Centerstage

Book signing to follow at Barnes & Noble at 12 noon! 

Author's Coalition at the Key Project!

 I had a blast sharing the stage with author/illustrators Shar Tuiasoa and Kimberly Ratliff as a part of the Key Project's series, Writing Children's Literature in Hawai'i! And we all live on the Windward side. Mahalo to Kimberley Jones and Joe Wat for organizing a great evening.

Friday, December 16, 2022

Holiday Craft Activities for the Keiki!

 Join me for paper crafts and more at da Shop and complete your holiday shopping! 

This Saturday, December 17, 10-11am

Saturday, September 3, 2022

October is Filipino American History Month!

I'll be available for school visits (on Oahu, Hawaii only) or via Zoom in commemoration of Filipino American History Month! We'll discuss my book, The Angel of Santo Tomas ~ The Story of Fe del Mundo, and highlight the achievements of this remarkable Filipino humanitarian, including her work in serving American children and families detained in internment camps during WWII.

“A lovely and inspiring biography of a benevolent, innovative female Asian doctor.” - Kirkus Reviews

For a pdf file with links to interviews and information about the creation of The Angel of Santo Tomas, please visit


Filipino American History Month has been recognized nationally since 2009 when Congress passed a resolution to commemorate the events, experiences, and lives of Filipino Americans and their impact on society. October was chosen since it marks the arrival of the first Filipinos who landed in what is now Morro Bay, California on October 18, 1587.

For more information, please visit

Escape Undersea by Ellen Prager PhD, with art by Tammy Yee

Escape Undersea 
by  Ellen Prager PhD
Tumblhome Books Inc.

With art by Tammy Yee

The latest adventure in the Wonderlist Series is available for pre-order now!

Invited to the world’s only undersea research station, Ezzy, Luke, and their father head to the Florida Keys and dive into an unexpected adventure. While visiting their ex-military friends in the Aquarius Sea Station, Ezzy and Luke encounter a strange algae bloom at the surface, giant goliath groupers, and a mysterious fish that threatens the coral reefs and their own safety. It’s another wild ride filled with humor and action as Ezzy Skylar explores the depths of her courage while overcoming her insecurities. With new friends, she and Luke discover the wonders of the undersea world and what it is like to live underwater. But once again they unwittingly stumble into a plot that could have disastrous consequences for the local wildlife and must jump into action to save the day.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022




Join me for Keiki Story Time at da Shop Books + Curiosities! I'll be reading The Angel of Santo Tomas and other local favorites, with a craft activity and book signing to follow.

The Angel of Santo Tomas is the perfect gift to inspire children to pursue science and medicine with the heart to help others. It tells the story of the courageous Dr. Fe del Mundo, a filipino woman who overcame hardships to become a pediatrician and humanitarian.

I'll also be happy to answer questions about how I write and illustrate my books! Hope to see you there!

da Shop,

3565 Harding Ave. Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

808-421-9460 /

@dashophnl #dashophnl #storytime #filipinobooks #childrensbooks #booksigning #kidlit #kidlitillustration #asianamericanlit #AAPI

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