“Hope” is the Thing with Feathers

“Hope” is the thing with feathers—That perches in the soul—And sings the tune without the words—And never stops—at all— -Emily Dickinson … [Read more...]

Book Promotion during a Pandemic

"The coming month shall bring winds of change in your life." My book, Mimi Lee Gets a Clue, came out last Tuesday on March 10th. It squeezed in right before all the upheaval started. I'm grateful I still got the chance to do a joint book launch that evening. Pretty soon after, everything turned upside-down. As of current count, I've had two events cancelled, two postponed, and one still up in the air. Who knows what will happen next? However, I am grateful for the solid support of the … [Read more...]

Happy Book Birthday

Mimi Lee Gets a Clue is out now! Please grab a copy here and/or spread the word. Thank you! … [Read more...]

Book Comes out Tomorrow!

"You will be called upon to celebrate some good news." This is just a quick note to say that MIMI LEE GETS A CLUE officially releases tomorrow (March 10)! Hurrah! Go ahead and purchase it here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/605896/mimi-lee-gets-a-clue-by-jennifer-j-chow/ … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: One Week to Go!

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Cover Reveal!

Oh, happy day! My second book with Mimi and Marshmallow has a cover--and I absolutely love it! You can preorder MIMI LEE READS BETWEEN THE LINES here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/605897/mimi-lee-reads-between-the-lines-by-jennifer-j-chow/ … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Ginger Cake

Ginger cake: local baked goodie made with lots of ginger and spices This is a kind of cake roll made specially at a local bakery. My friend told me that it’s a seasonal item. The rich spices, which include a heavy dose of ginger, provide winter immunity. It’s got a ton of flavor, including ginger, cloves, and cinnamon. Think of it as the baked love child of a cinnamon roll and a gingerbread cookie. Delicious and good for you? That’s a winner in my book! … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: Brush painting

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#BookReview: Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune

5 stars Genre: Magical realism Pros: Strong weaving in of cultural observationsPoetic and lyricalBonus recipes Cons: Appears to be a predictable narrative (but stick with it!) Absolutely loved this book! Lim's lyrical prose really draws you in. I love the magical aspects of this book and all the cultural details artfully woven into it.To be honest, I thought this book might be very straight-forward, with its transformative recipes. I was very glad to be proven wrong and … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Bubble Milk Tea Cakes

Bubble milk tea cake: a cross between pineapple cake and boba One of the treats I got from my recent Taiwan trip was a box of bubble milk tea cakes. Essentially, they’re pineapple cakes—baked delicacies reminiscent of Fig Newtons, down to their square shape. Instead of a fig filling, though, they use pineapple paste in them. This bubble milk tea version swaps out the traditional flavor and uses boba inside the treats. When I first saw the combo, I was hesitant to try them, but the … [Read more...]