Category Archives: writing

Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: Aisha Saeed, Author of Written in the Stars

This week on my blog, I have Aisha Saeed, author of the debut YA novel Written in the Stars, a contemporary YA novel about Naila, a Pakistani-American girl whose conservative immigrant parents push her towards marriage and away from the perfect boy she’s fallen … Continue reading

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Calling all diverse kidlit professionals in the Greater Boston Area

The reason I’ve been super busy this last month is that in addition to writing and mommying two small children, I’ve been working with the New England branch of the SCBWI to put together a networking event at the Boston Public … Continue reading

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YA Book Review: Material Girls by Elaine Dimopoulos

Material Girls by Elaine Dimopoulos Project Runway meets Nashville meets intelligent YA dystopia in this brand new book by my writing buddy Elaine. Told from two points of view, Material Girls tells the story of Marla Klein and Ivy Wilde, two girls living … Continue reading

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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: I.W. Gregorio, Author of None of the Above

The very first author in my Asian American Children’s Author series this year is I.W. Gregorio. Dr. Gregorio is a surgeon, a writer, and a founding member of the phenomenal We Need Diverse Books team, and I am super excited to have her … Continue reading

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YA Book to Look Out For: MATERIAL GIRLS by Elaine Dimopoulos

Material Girls by Elaine Dimopoulos Hi all! This week I wanted to plug a book by one of my very good friends, Elaine Dimopoulos. Elaine and I are writing buddies, which means once a week, every week we sit at … Continue reading

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Why Writing is So Important (Grammarly Infographic)

One of the most popular blog posts on my blog was kind of a throwaway post: 10 Reasons Why Books are Better than TV. I don’t think people are responding to this post because my reasons are so startlingly unique … Continue reading

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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: Mike Jung, Author of Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities

This week, the amazing children’s author visiting the blog is Mike Jung, author of the middle grade novel Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities. Here are Mike’s answers to my three burning questions: 1) Which of your characters do you most … Continue reading

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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: Grace Lin, Author of Starry River of the Sky

On the blog this week, I am very excited to have one of my favorite Asian American children’s authors, Newbery Honor receiving author and illustrator Grace Lin!  (See my review of her adorable book Dumpling Days.) 1) Which of your characters … Continue reading

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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: Fonda Lee, Author of Zeroboxer

Our next author is Fonda Lee, author of the upcoming book, Zeroboxer. I am so intrigued by that title! (Adding it to my to-read list right now.)  1) Which of your characters do you most identify with and why? Fonda … Continue reading

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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: Livia Blackburne, Author of Midnight Thief

Author Livia Blackburne’s brand new book, Midnight Thief just came out last month. If you haven’t read it already, OMG go out and by a copy now!!! (And, oh yeah, Livia happens to be a writing group buddy, so I … Continue reading

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