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!
I'm so excited to share the first chapter of AMERICAN PANDA, which was recently revealed on Bustle! Check out the excerpt here or click the photo below! And the preorder campaign will be announced soon—stay tuned! American Panda Preorders: IndieBound | Book Depository | Barnes & Noble |Amazon Signed copies: 57th Street Books
The news is out! I'm so thrilled to share that my second book will be released fall 2019! Misaligned can be found on Goodreads here. The Publishers Weekly announcement can be seen here. Can't wait to share Misaligned with you all (after American Panda, of course, which releases in less than 3 months!!!!). Thank you to each and every … Continue reading MISALIGNED, coming fall 2019!
So incredibly thrilled and honored to share that AMERICAN PANDA has earned a star in its first trade review! Booklist calls it "a soulful and hilarious debut," "wickedly funny," and "vibrant, complex, and refreshing." The full review can be found here or seen below: AMERICAN PANDA is also Booklist's Review of the Day today, November 3rd, … Continue reading Booklist Star!
I am so overjoyed to be able to share my beautiful cover for AMERICAN PANDA! It's everything I dreamed of and more! My cover reveal took place on Bustle, and they made this gorgeous gif with dancing graphics! I love that the image represents Mei's struggle with her identity, with the words American and Panda in … Continue reading AMERICAN PANDA Cover!!!
I'm beyond delighted, beyond thrilled, beyond ecstatic to share that my YA contemporary novel about a Taiwanese-American teen has sold to Jennifer Ung at Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster! I am so impressed with Jen and the Simon Pulse team already, and I can't wait to work with them. I cried when I read Jen's letter that … Continue reading My Novel Has Found Not Just A Publishing House But A Home
I am delighted to announce that I have signed with Kathleen Rushall of Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Kathleen is such a rock star, and I’m so excited to have her on my side. I love her vision for my book and can't wait to dive into revisions! She was the first agent to ever request … Continue reading Representation Announcement