These are some sources for inspiration when I'm working on a project. For Fumiko and a Tokyo Tragedy I created an "altar" with objects/drawings I used in the story. For Ivy and Grandma: A Story about Grief, I used photos of Glass Beach and of the sea glass my family gathered there.
Susan Griner is a Japanese-American author of children's fiction. Her book, Fumiko and a Tokyo Tragedy, is one of the latest titles in the Girl Survive series by Capstone publishing. She lives in Washington state with her husband and two children.