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Join our Story Anthology Book Launch at Linden Tree!

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Dear Parents and Teachers,

We reviewed over 100 stories, selected the best pieces to publish, and are now in the process of doing the final proofreading and layout for both anthologies. Thank you to all who also submitted colorful illustrations!

Linden Tree will host our Official Book Launch and Book-signing Party in April 2018. We'll email once we're ready to accept pre-orders.

Your families and guests are invited to join us at our Book Launch!

Colorful Characters: Bay Area Young Writers Anthology, Volume 4
Hues of Hubris: Bay Area Tween & Teen Writers Anthology, Volume 4

Sunday, April 29, 2018

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Linden Tree Children's Books

265 State Street, Los Altos CA

Please bring your families and your cameras.

We'll provide:

* a few Readings by our Teen Writers and Young Writers

* lots of book-signing pens

* the published anthologies!

Looking forward,

Shu-Hsien & Royd

Writing Coaches Shu-Hsien Ho and Royd Hatta are passionate about teaching youth and teens how to organize their thoughts and write with power, clarity, and ease. Since 1996, their students have learned to write essays, independent research papers, poems, short stories, and even their first novels. After working with Ms. Ho, one teen writer independently published her 400-page fantasy novel. Their students have earned acceptance into top colleges and universities, such as UC San Diego, Carnegie Mellon, Caltech, MIT, NYU, and Brown University. Ms. Ho has a B.A. from Pomona College and an M.A. from Lesley University. Mr. Hatta has a B.A. from the California State University at Long Beach, with specialties in history, art, theater, and philosophy. Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta currently teach small group workshops for homeschooling groups and at the Chinese American International School in San Francisco. They run two thriving writers clubs with over 650 families: Bay Area Young Writers and Bay Area Teen Writers. Since 2011, Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta have published six anthologies of their students’ fiction: Strokes of Lightning, Real Heroes Wear Sneakers, Bones of Mystery, Encroaching Ink, Special Worlds, and Piercing the Unknown. The latter two books are available on They are currently compiling and editing submissions for Volume 4 of their upcoming Story Anthologies.