I was invited to Mongolia for an author visit at the International School of Ulaanbataar where I'll spend two days meeting with students grades preK-8.
Thursday, March 19, I fly to Beijing for a Friday tour of the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall.
On Saturday I'll travel to Dandong, China, on the banks of the Yalu, directly across the river from Sinuiju, North Korea. While in Dandong I plan to explore the Tiger Mountain section of the Great Wall, particularly exciting as it's the site of the climax of my first YA novel and I'll be following in my characters' footsteps. The top of the Wall offers a panoramic view of the North Korean countryside.
Finally, on Tuesday, March 24, I fly from Dandong to a resort in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, for the EARCOS conference, to present a keynote address and 3 workshops for the 1100 teachers attending from more than 120 schools.
You never know where writing and illustrating children's books might take you!