Wordless Wednesday: Local Interest Books

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May 2021 Book Suggestions

I'm blogging on Writers Who Kill today and talking about books I've read or want to read by AAPI creators for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Follow along: https://writerswhokill.blogspot.com/2021/05/aapihm-book-recommendations-by-jennifer.html … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: Nicki Chen’s When in Vanuatu’s Book Birthday

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Foodie Friday: Matcha Ice Cream

Matcha ice cream: green tea ice cream I know it's not summertime, but ice cream can be eaten any time, right? Since I enjoy tea, I like to get matcha ice cream once in a while. It's got this nice earthy flavor that counterbalances the sweetness of the dessert. When the creaminess is done just right, it really does remind me of properly blended matcha tea. Do you have a favorite ice cream flavor, or do you like to mix it up? … [Read more...]

Book Review: Blacktop Wasteland

Blacktop Wasteland 5 stars Genre: Crime fiction/thriller An amazing joyride of a book. I loved the way Cosby builds up the main character of Bug. The descriptions interwoven in the book are both gritty and poetic.  Cosby is able to really shine a light on the intertangled  nuances found across various relationships—with family, friends, and enemies. I’m especially in awe of how he depicts the father and son relationships in this book. A gripping race of a book that … [Read more...]

My Very First Webinar

I'm on the Writers Who Kill blog today talking about a speaking engagement I did all by lonesome. Check out my journey from when I first made a bold step and onward: https://writerswhokill.blogspot.com/2021/04/on-my-own-by-jennifer-j-chow.html … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Taro Cake

Taro cake: a savory cake akin to radish cake One of my go-to dishes at dim sum places is the radish cake. This is a rectangular cake that's pan-fried. The taro cake is the like the cousin to it--except made with the taro vegetable. Since I haven't been able to dine in recently, I got a frozen package of taro cakes. They actually fried up pretty well (although they didn't have such a vibrant purple color when I made them). Overall, a nice treat to have when wanting to dim sum at … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: #StandUpforAAPI

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Book Review: The Tiger Mom’s Tale

The Tiger Mom's Tale (July 6, 2021)5 stars Genre: Contemporary women's fiction/family/Asian American This book was soooo good. I loved the complexity with which Lyn Liao Butler draws the world where Lexa lives. All the characters are very intriguing. I admire how artfully the backstory and present timelines are woven together. I also really appreciate the difficult questions that Lexa reflects on and how they haunt her. This novel is very accurate in how it depicts reality, along … [Read more...]

My Audiobook Journey

I'm on the Writers Who Kill blog today talking about my experience with creating audiobooks. This includes my experience with a royalty share system, a pay for production model, and a venture with a new distributor. … [Read more...]