Last year I joined the Authors Guild, an organization dedicated to protecting authors’ rights in the United States. The organization provides a number of valuable... Read More
Earlier this week I attended PEN America’s 2018 Literary Awards Gala, invited because I served as a judge for the PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship... Read More
Report on a panel of seven Asian American authors for teens, who talk about parental expectations, incorporating family stories, and the need for diverse books.
A discussion of sexual harassment in children’s publishing and, for inspiration, a roundup of two recent movies featuring women who fight back.
Last Friday, I typed the words “THE END” into a new young adult manuscript that I’ve been working on for most of the past year. I started it at the... Read More
Examining autism representation in a new middle grade novel with an autistic secondary character and why we need #ownvoices.