Celebrating Asian Voices!
By Hachette Book Group
Celebrate Asian Joy in bookswith four Asian American authors! Join Lauren Kung Jessen (Lunar Love), Kristen Mei Chase (A Thousand Miles to Graceland), Dominic Lim (All the Right Notes), and Jeannie Chin (The House on Mulberry Street) in-conversation with Karin Yung (co-host of The Incoherent Fangirl Podcast).
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Lauren Kung Jessen is a mixed-race Chinese American writer with a fondness for witty, flirtatious dialogue and making meals with too many steps but lots of flavor. She is fascinated by myths and superstitions and how ideas, beliefs, traditions, and stories evolve over time. From attending culinary school to working in the world of Big Tech to writing love stories, Lauren cares about creating experiences that make people feel something. When she’s not writing novels, she works as a content strategist and user experience writer. She also has a food and film blog, A Dash of Cinema, where she makes food inspired by movies and TV shows. She lives in Nashville with her husband (who she met thanks to fate—read: the algorithms of online dating), two cats, and dog.
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Kristen Mei Chase is an author, web entrepreneur and media personality. She is the co-founder of Cool Mom Picks, one of the most influential parenting networks on the web, reaching millions of parents each month with the best gear, gifts, advice, and tips. Her essays and articles have appeared in The Washington Post, NBCNews.com, The Daily Beast, and others. As a bi-racial Asian American, Kristen writes to share the little stories of bi- and multi-racial Americans in a big way. She lives in the Philly suburbs with her four kids, and an extensive collection of vintage Elvis t-shirts.
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Dominic Lim has enjoyed a lifelong love affair with music. Dominic holds a master’s from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, is an alum of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and has sung with numerous professional choral ensembles. As a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association, he has performed Off-Broadway and in regional productions throughout the US. Although he probably shouldn’t admit to having favorites, the thrill of singing “This is the Hour” in the chorus of Miss Saigon still pops up in his dreams. Dom supports his local writing community as a member of the Writers Grotto and as a co-host of San Francisco’s Babylon Salon. He lives in Oakland with his loving and supportive partner, Peter, and their whiny cat, Phoebe.
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Jeannie Chin writes contemporary small-town romances. She draws on her experiences as a biracial Asian and white American to craft heartfelt stories that speak to a uniquely American experience. She is a former high school science teacher, wife to a geeky engineer, and mom to an extremely talkative kindergartener. Her hobbies include crafting, reading, and hiking.
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Karin Yung spent her childhood escaping to the different fantasy lands created by books and film. This girl mom currently lives with her overly dramatic Tiny Human a hop, skip, and jump (and 300+ mile drive) away from Disneyland, a magical place they visit as often as possible. A lover of all things Marvel, she divides her affection equally between Bucky Barnes, Wanda Maximoff, and Clint Barton. When not podcasting, Karin spends her free time binge watching her latest TV obsession or tearing through books like there is no tomorrow. She is currently writing her debut novel, a story that has rattled around in her mind for over a decade.
Listen to her podcast The Incoherent Fangirl!
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