Tarrant County Community College–meeting Rebecca Balcarcel through SCBWI

While I was in the United States, I checked the North Texas SCBWI to see if they had any events I could attend. There was a critique group at Tarrant County Community College. (Its campus is shown in photo above. I thought it was really lovely.)

I went to the college’s library for the meeting. I showed up early because I wanted to look around.

What a nice library! Remember, this is a college library! But very family friendly.

Lots of adult books, too.

So many periodicals.

I saw this sign–Anime and Japanese Culture Club! Lots of things have changed over the years, but I notice a definite and very sharp increase in interest (particularly among young people and ESPECIALLY among young females) in Japanese culture. I think this is due to factors like: Ghibli, English translations of Japanese comics (manga) and Pokemon


I met with writer and professor Rebecca Balcarcel. Her middle grade book “The Other Half of Happy” is coming out in 2019. Her publisher is Chronicle Books. She was super nice and helpful and I can’t wait to read her new book.

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