Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 21, 2022
Words + Wine on 57th Street
57th Street Wines (1448 E 57th St, Chicago IL)
4:30 – 7:30pm

Please come join us for a FREE event for wine, snacks, and books! Free wine tasting (for those 21+ with proof of vaccination)! The wine store has paired wines for each of our books, and the authors will be available for signings and conversation. 

Featuring Cozbi A. Cabrera, Susanna Calkins, Tracy Clark, Kate Hannigan, Natalie Lund, Mia P. Manansala, Rosaria Munda, Sara Paretsky, Lori Rader-Day, Amy Timberlake, and myself.


Indie Bookstores with SIGNED BOOKPLATES & bookmarks for RENT A BOYFRIEND:

Most of these bookstores offer shipping!
(Please note: quantities are limited, especially bookmarks, and are not guaranteed. You may contact the bookstore about how many bookplates they have left. I’m always willing to send more!)

Read With Me Books & Art (Raleigh, NC)
Politics & Prose (Washington DC)
Women & Children First (Chicago, IL)
The Book Cellar (Chicago, IL)
The Novel Neighbor (St. Louis, MO)
Belmont Books (Belmont, MA)
Porter Square Books (Cambridge, MA)
Trident Booksellers and Cafe (Boston, MA)
The Silver Unicorn (Acton, MA)
Wellesley Books (Wellesley, MA)
Brookline Booksmith (Brookline, MA)
Old Firehouse Books (Fort Collins, CO)
Print: A Bookstore (Portland, ME)
Northshire Bookstore (Manchester, VT)
Hicklebee’s (San Jose, CA)
Blue Willow Bookshop (Houston, TX)
Parnassus Books (Nashville, TN)
Red Balloon Bookshop (St. Paul, MN)
MIT Coop (Cambridge, MA)
Barnes & Noble Glendora (Glendora, CA)
Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park, WA)

Sample signed bookplate:

The red stamp is my Chinese signature! And you’ll learn the significance of the sheep after you read the book!

(For any bookstores who would like bookplates, please let me know how many and where to send here!)

Past Events

GAME ON Virtual Launch Event with Greenlight Bookstore, January 18, 2022

MIT Infinite Careers Virtual Session, January 10, 2022

BookTalk Event, virtual panel with Robyn Schneider and Sajni Patel, August 6th-8th, 2021

Diversify Our Narrative virtual panel with Swati Teerdhala and Katie Zhao, June 21st, 2021

Virtual event for Harris County Public Library’s AAPI Heritage Month Series, May 13th, 2021

Virtual Event for Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Young Adult Writers LIVE!, March 5th, 2021

Virtual Event for RENT A BOYFRIEND with Old Firehouse Bookstore, November 14th, 2020

Virtual Launch for RENT A BOYFRIEND with Politics & Prose Bookstore, November 12th, 2020

Assistance League’s Virtual Books & Brunch, November 10th, 2020

(Rescheduled from March) Summer Authorama Virtual event for Harris County Public Library, in conversation with Addie Tsai, July 30th, 2020

(Postponed due to covid-19) Asia Society Texas Center Public Event, March 21st, 2020

Anderson’s Bookshop Children’s Literature Breakfast, February 22nd, 2020

YA Novelist Convention (YANovCon), January 25th, 2020

Ottawa Public Library’s 10th Annual Teen Author Fest, October 23rd, 2019

7th Annual YA Fandom Frenzy, Aurora, October 20th, 2019

Anderson’s 16th Annual YA Literature Conference, Naperville, October 19th, 2019

OUR WAYWARD FATE Launch Party! 57th Street Books, October 15th, 2019

Illinois Reads Book Festival, Waukegan High School, March 16th, 2019

Illinois Reads Sneak Peek, Anderson’s Downer’s Grove, November 29th, 2018

ALAN, Author Conversation with Gabby Rivera, November 20th, 2018

YALSA Conference, William C. Morris Author Panel, November 3rd, 2018

StoryStudio Writer’s Festival Children’s Literature Panel, September 29th, 2018

Boston Teen Author Festival, September 22nd, 2018

Ch1Con Ch21Con Keynote speaker, August 4th, 2018

Teen Writers Lock-In Panel, Kitsap Regional Library, July 26th, 2018

Books Kinokuniya Malaysia YA Fest: AMERICAN PANDA Skype Chat, July 21st, 2018

YA Panel, Anderson’s Bookshop La Grange, July 15th, 2018

YA Panel, Sulzer Regional Library, July 14th, 2018

AMERICAN PANDA event,The MIT Coop, June 9th, 2018

Montreal YA Fest, May 27th, 2018

Rochester Teen Book Festival, May 19th, 2018

YALLWEST, May 5th, 2018

LA Times Festival of Books, April 22nd, 2018

Chicago Young Adult Book Festival, April 14th, 2018

C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo), April 7th, 2018

Tuscon Festival of Books March 10th, 2018

YA Educator’s Day at The Book Stall February 25th, 2018

Anderson’s Children’s Literature Breakfast February 24th, 2018

Author ConversationAmerican Panda and Love, Hate & Other Filters, Women & Children First, February 16th, 2018
AMERICAN PANDA PARTY! 57th Street Books, February 10th, 2018

AMERICAN PANDA LAUNCH PARTY! Anderson’s Bookshop, February 6th, 2018

Fremd High School Writers Week February 5th, 2018

Heartland Fall Forum Moveable Feast, October 12th, 2017

RWA Windy City Presentation, October 11th, 2017