Marlene Shigekawa has given book presentations at conferences, schools, libraries, churches and youth organizations throughout the U.S. As the author of Succeeding in High Tech:  A Guide to Building Your Career, Marlene Shigekawa has made presentations at universities such as Harvard's Career Center and MIT's School of Business.  She has also provided workshops on Diversity Management  and Professional Development to Fortune 500 clients and Educators.

BLUE JAY IN THE DESERT is one of the first children's books that addresses the Japanese American internment experience for young children.

WELCOME HOME SWALLOWS is the sequel to Blue Jay in the Desert.  It tells how a young boy learns about starting a new life as his family returns home after leaving the internment camp.  He also learns about how his uncles took different paths as a result of the internment experience.