Chicago Reads: CARAVAL

Yesterday on ChiYA, I blogged about Stephanie Garber's February 11th Caraval event at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville, IL. I wanted to add another anecdote to this reblog: at the event, Stephanie revealed that Caraval started with just a character named Legend and a setting. From there, she found the voice of the protagonist, Scarlett, then decided the story would … Continue reading Chicago Reads: CARAVAL

Hanging Out with David Arnold & Adam Silvera + Mosquitoland Review

I was extremely fortunate to have met and hung out with (!!!) David Arnold and Adam Silvera last night. David was in town on tour for his latest release, Kids of Appetite, which sounds AMAZING. I can't wait to dive into my copy (signed, with the best inscription ever): I wrote this review for Mosquitoland … Continue reading Hanging Out with David Arnold & Adam Silvera + Mosquitoland Review

My Novel Has Found Not Just A Publishing House But A Home

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