Margaret Bacon Schulze is a freelance writer of Okinawan/Anglo heritage. Her first book of fiction, Yuletide Angels, was published last year by electio Publishing. It’s the story of a mixed race family enjoying the many customs and traditions of the Yuletide season. A celebration of many cultures and faiths!
More on the book:
Dina is searching for a special angel to top her Christmas tree, one that looks like her Japanese, Irish, German, and Mexican sons. Her husband Julio struggles with his disdain of holiday hype.
Would you like to order this book? Here’s a link for more info: http://electiopublishing.com/index.php/bookstore#!/~/product/id=31016183
Julie is scheduled to publish her book Growing Up Mixed in SanFrancisco by the end of 2014. Julie believes positive words, thoughts and actions leads to success. Those are the things she can control and she chooses to have a positive response to situation, challenges and obstacles she faces.
Find out more about her story through her book and read her blog posts on her website http://www.juliegramlich.com/about-me/
Hitomi Lei Mockett is writing a memoir about growing up with a “Japanese, Buddhist mother and an African-American, Catholic-raised turned Atheist father.” Sharing a voice that has yet to be widely represented in the mainstream, Hitomi hopes to “advocates unity in culture and races through honest narrative, grounded in love.” We fully support her in her writing journey; take a look at her blog, and ‘like’ her facebook page to show your support too!
The AALR is dedicated to providing a space for both established and emerging writers to express what it means to identify as Asian American. Their latest issue is focused on Mixed Race identity, and they’ve gathered an impressive amount of storytellers of all genres to explore the Mixed experience. The hard cover journal is only the beginning, though. Throughout the 2013/2014 fall and spring semesters, over 100 universities will be participating in interactive classrooms using the Mixed Race issue as a springboard to discussions and new understandings of the Mixed experience. We strongly encourage you to purchase this journal, which will certainly be considered a historical archive, and to participate in the university initiatives.
Asian American Literary Review home page
Order your copy of the Mixed Race Issue HERE
Learn more about the University classes HERE
The Editors at Discover Nikkei invite you to submit personal stories and essays, memoirs, academic papers, book reviews, and other prose genre that share your thoughts on how Nikkei around the world perceive and experience being multiracial, multinational, multilingual, and multigenerational. It is our hope that by sharing the multitudes of our experiences, we enhance our ability to better understand who Nikkei are.
Submissions accepted from April 1 until September 30, 2013 at 6pm (PST). Click HERE for more info!