BookEnds Author Interview

Hi readers, Please drop by the BookEnds website to check out my interview. It's a nice welcoming gesture on behalf of my new literary agency! http://bookendsliterary.com/2018/07/13/welcome-to-bookends-jennifer-chow/ … [Read more...]

The Getty Villa

"A pleasant surprise is in store for you." The Getty Villa Located in the Pacific Palisades, the Getty Villa boasts beautiful views of the nearby Malibu coastline. Its architecture, though, remains strictly ancient Greece and Rome. (The villa is not to be confused with its sister site, the Getty Center, which houses more modern acquisitions.) Meant to emulate a Roman-style villa, the museum was inspired by the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum. The Getty Villa first opened in 1974. Its … [Read more...]

Number One New Release

Hi All, Just a quick reminder that Brave New Girls: Heroines Who Hack is out now! This anthology of teen heroines has already hit #1 for New Release in Children's Steampunk Books. Pick up a copy for yourself or your favorite adolescent! Proceeds go to the scholarship fund through the Society of Women Engineers. … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: July 4th

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I Got a Literary Agent!

"Do what you love and the necessary resources will follow." This is just a quick post to say that I have a literary agent! I'm super excited to be represented by Jessica Faust at BookEnds. Fun fact: I have a binder of literary agent rejections (est. 2009). … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Arepas

I love being part of a writers' group. One of my friends there, Lisbeth Coiman, is Venezuelan. I had the luxury of being treated to her home-cooked arepas. Arepas: tasty "pancakes" made with maize dough I don't quite know how to describe these puffy bits of dough. They're maybe akin to pupusas and have a biscuit-like texture. However, they're not flaky. There's a heartiness to them as you bite in. Arepas can act like bread, and you make sandwiches with them. A lot of  times, the interior … [Read more...]

Mercado La Paloma

"You are broad minded and socially active." I love living in Los Angeles because of its multitude of cultures. One lively gathering place is the Mercado La Paloma. This area in the South Figueroa Corridor historically suffers from a lack of business opportunities and community spaces. The Esperanza Community Housing Corp decided to renovate an old garment factory to revitalize the area, and this project finished in 2001. The Mercado La Paloma is now home to yummy eateries and unique retail … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: Follow Your Dreams

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Foodie Friday: Bird’s Nest Soup

Bird's nest soup: Broth made using the saliva of birds Bird's nest soup is a delicacy. It can cost a fortune to obtain the saliva that makes up the nest of these special birds. The bird is a swiftlet, a type of swallow. It lives in coastal caves in Southeast Asia. People nowadays also farm these birds to obtain the nests. Bird's nest must be soaked overnight to properly cook. The next day, it is made into a simple broth, often with just the addition of a bit of rock sugar. Hailed for its … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: Glitter Daisies

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