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!
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
Dearest Readers, I'm so thrilled that RENT A BOYFRIEND is out in the world today. This book is for the readers of color who seldom see themselves or their culture in rom coms. I wrote this for you. RENT A BOYFRIEND is inspired by a real life practice in some Asian countries where women sometimes … Continue reading RENT A BOYFRIEND is out today!
Hello dear readers! It's been a little while since I updated here, and I apologize. I'm more active on Twitter and Instagram these days. I also have an infrequent newsletter (2-3 times a year) that goes out with my updates. Feel free to find me in one of those places! Since my last post, OUR WAYWARD FATE … Continue reading RENT A BOYFRIEND Cover and First Chapter
Hello dear readers! I'm so thrilled that Bustle revealed the cover and first chapter of my upcoming novel, OUR WAYWARD FATE, releasing October 15th! (And for the eagle eye blog followers, this is a new title from when the book deal was announced. Our Wayward Fate was formerly known as Misaligned.) Click the preview image below for … Continue reading OUR WAYWARD FATE Cover and First Chapter!
Welcome, welcome, Pitch Wars hopeful! I am so excited to be volunteering as a mentor this year! For those who aren't familiar, Pitch Wars is a mentoring program where published/agented authors, editors, or industry interns choose one mentee to work with on a specific manuscript for an agent showcase that will be on February 8th, 2019! … Continue reading PitchWars Mentor Wishlist
I'll be traveling the next few months promoting American Panda! My schedule through June: Where to find me this Sunday at LA Times Festival of Books: 10:00am: Signing in Booth #732 with Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll 12:30pm-1:30pm: YA Stage, Forging Your Own Path panel with Mary H.K. Choice, Zan Romanoff, Amy Spalding (moderator) 1:30pm: … Continue reading AMERICAN PANDA Book Tour!
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!!!!!!!
So honored to receive a starred review from School Library Journal, making this the fourth starred review for American Panda! *CHAO, Gloria. American Panda. 320p. S. & S./Simon Pulse. Feb. 2018. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781481499101. Gr 9 Up–Mei Lu is out of place at MIT and everywhere else in her life. At 17, she is younger … Continue reading Another Star!
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!