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The Best Books I Read This Year (2014 edition)

This has been a great year for kid’s books and as usual I was completely conflicted about which books to choose! I’m at the point in my writing career where I’ve met some very spectacular published authors, soon-to-be authors, as … Continue reading

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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: Veera Hiranandani, Author of the Phoebe G. Green series

The next author in my Asian American Children’s Author blog series is Veera Hiranandani, author of the middle grade novel, The Whole Story of Half a Girl. She has two books coming out today (!) in her brand new Phoebe … Continue reading

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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: Varsha Bajaj, Author of Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood

The featured Asian American Author on the blog this week is Varsha Bajaj. Her newest book is Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood. 1) Which of your characters do you most identify with and why? Varsha Bajaj: I identify with Abby because I … Continue reading

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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: Nandini Bajpai, Author of Starcursed

The next author in this blog series is Nandini Bajpai, author of the recently published Red Turban White Horse and Starcursed. 1) Which of your characters do you most identify with and why? Nandini Bajpai: I identify with all my … Continue reading

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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: Sayantani DasGupta, Co-Author of The Demon Slayers and Other Stories

Our next author in this series is doctor-writer Sayantani DasGupta. I am a huge fan of Sayantani’s writing and am an avid follower of hers on twitter. (No, seriously, follow her!) 1) Which of your characters do you most identify … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Author Anna Staniszewski’s Top Three Food-Centric Novels

Author Anna Staniszewski’s brand new book, The Prank List (the sequel to the absolutely hilarious Dirt Diary) comes out next month, and I’m excited that she took the time out of her busy  schedule to stop by to share a … Continue reading

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MG Book Review: Dumpling Days by Grace Lin

  Dumpling Days by Grace Lin What a great book! The story is about a young Taiwanese-American girl named Pacy who visits Taiwan with her family.  Newbery Honor-winning author Grace Lin draws on her own family trips to perfectly capture what … Continue reading

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MG Book Review: The Dirt Diary by Anna Staniszewski

I was having kind of a bad day, and this book cheered me right up! The premise is what drew me to the novel: Eighth-grader Rachel Lee helps her mother with her housecleaning business, only to find out that she … Continue reading

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Going Beyond Fan Fic – Making Your Favorite Characters Your Own

“Where do you get your ideas?” This is one of the questions that authors dread because it comes up so frequently, pretty much every time they take questions at signings or other events. I went to an event with Jane Yolen once … Continue reading

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