We chat with author Diana Ma about her debut novel Heiress Apparently. A YA romantic comedy about a Chinese American aspiring actor who visits China for the first time for a film and finds out that she’s a dead ringer to one of China’s most popular socialites and may be the descendant of China’s most infamous Empress Regents!
A little delayed, but it’s time for our mid-month check-in for November 2020. Join us as we go over the latest book and publishing news in Asian American literature.
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On this episode we chat with author Chloe Gong about her debut novel These Violent Delights. A fresh take on the classic tale of Romeo & Juliet set in 1920’s Shanghai, it’s a story of ex-lovers on opposite sides of a blood feud during a time of major cultural and political change in China.
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On this episode, we discuss our October 2020 book club pick, Confessions by Kanae Minato. A revenge thriller taking place in a Japanese middle school about the murder of a teacher’s 4-year old daughter by her students, and her plans for revenge.
On this episode we chat with author Katie Zhao about her middle grade novels The Dragon Warrior and The Fallen Hero (part of a planned series). We also dive into Katie’s journey from creating stories on Wattpad to the origins of her first published novel as a NaNoWriMo project.