Happy Year of the Tiger!

Happy Lunar New Year! 🧧🐯🧧 Some updates from me...I'm currently finishing up my fourth book, WHEN YOU WISH UPON A LANTERN, which will be out spring 2023. Below is the announcement from last year (and the release date has been updated since the announcement). This book is a love letter to all my favorite Chinese … Continue reading Happy Year of the Tiger!

2022 We Need Diverse Books Mentorship Program

The WNDB Mentorship Program is open for applications from October 1-31! There are 16 mentorships for picture books, middle grade, YA, and illustration. The program will run from January to December 2022, and each mentorship will be unique. I am so honored to be mentoring YA! It's free to apply, and links can be found … Continue reading 2022 We Need Diverse Books Mentorship Program

RELEASE DAY!!!!!!!

AMERICAN PANDA is out in the world today! Thank you so much for all of your support. I am so grateful to everyone who has read, reviewed, tweeted, and created fan art, and YOU are the reason that I write. American Panda Preorder Links:  57th Street Books (Signed Copies!) |​ IndieBound | Book Depository| Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | Amazon | Target American Panda is also available … Continue reading RELEASE DAY!!!!!!!

More American Panda News: Junior Library Guild Selection, buzz lists, and more starred trade reviews!

So honored that American Panda has been chosen as a Junior Library Guild Selection and so thrilled it has received starred reviews from Booklist, Publisher's Weekly, and Voya Magazine (reviews pasted below)! I have to say, I became teary thinking about my book reaching the readers who need it most. There was also plenty of buzz as the … Continue reading More American Panda News: Junior Library Guild Selection, buzz lists, and more starred trade reviews!