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Interview Wednesday: Holly Thompson and the SCBWI Tokyo Chapter

For Interview Wednesday this week (which is hosted by Tina Nichols Coury of The Tales from the Rushmore Kid), we are sharing a brief conversation with Holly Thompson as she talks about her role as Regional Advisor for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and illustrators, Tokyo Chapter. Head on over to Behind the Books to read our Feature on Holly Thompson.

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Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

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