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!
Thank you to everyone for all of your support throughout this journey. Every comment, like, and personal message means the world, and I'm so grateful to each and every one of you! As a thank you, preorders will receive the following: Link to the preorder page is here! Can't wait to share this book with … Continue reading American Panda Preorder Campaign
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 thrilled to have been a part of the 88 Cups of Tea 88th Milestone Episode! For those of you who aren't familiar with 88 Cups of Tea, it's a wonderful, inspiring podcast that interviews amazing writers like Leigh Bardugo, Renee Ahdieh, Kody Keplinger, Jeff Zentner, Sabaa Tahir (just to name a few), as well … Continue reading 88 Cups of Tea Podcast