Monday, April 02, 2007

A Paperclip, A Teacher and A Doctor

Here's to the third storybook... and more to come! I wrote in my last post. They always say (have you met "they"?) be careful what you wish for. I guess they're right: I just found out via email that the second story I wrote for the Great Men and Women of Asia - Children's Series will also be published! I am thrilled beyond belief.

It is the story of Dr. Tetsu Nakamura, a Japanese missionary doctor based in war-stricken Afghanistan. Dr. Nakamura won the Ramon Magsaysay Award for International Peace and Understanding in 2003 for "his passionate commitment to ease the pain of war, disease, and calamity among refugees and the mountain poor of the Afghanistan-Pakistan borderlands" (read the entire citation here). The story's title is A Lucky Doctor and it highlights his fascination with bugs and how he felt "lucky" (yes, that's the word he used!) to be able to see beyond cultural and religious differences. I can't wait to see the illustrations... and the book itself! I was informed that the book launch will be sometime in July or August. What a year this is turning out to be...

Next up: the Palanca Awards! (I can already hear them saying: "Be careful what you wish for, Nikki..." Hee-hee.)

4 comments:

space cadet said...

Congratulations, Tita Nikki! So proud! :-)

CloudWoman said...

Thanks, Tita Yelley!!! Let's keep writing (and blogging too, I hope). See you, big little sis!

Anonymous said...

Hey boss Niki D,
Congratulations on your new book :)
- stress-giver pau

Yellow said...

PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAU!!! No more stress, it's all gooooooooooooood... Miss hanging out with you!