News and Events


Mimi Lee Reads Between the Lines is a Notable New Release for November.

Seniors Sleuth reaches 100 reviews on! 

Seniors Sleuth is a Kindle Monthly Deal (only $1.99!) for September 2020

I’m the new Chick on the blog for Chicks on the Case!

Mimi Lee Gets a Clue is one of 57 best thrillers & mysteries of 2020

Happy Asian Pacific American Month! I’m listed alongside other Asian American authors.

Books & Boba picks Mimi Lee Gets a Clue for their book of the month!

My six-word-mystery is a finalist in the cozy category for the RMMWA contest!

Excited to be a guest author for Trivia Night for Mystery Lovers

Seniors Sleuth is a top series starter on Smashwords!

I have a book deal with Penguin Random House!

The Brave New Girls anthology my YA sci-fi story is in reached #1 New Release for Children’s Steampunk!

I’m now represented by Jessica Faust at BookEnds Literary Agency!

Bronze medal (Young Adult Fiction-Religion/Spirituality category) for Dragonfly Dreams!

The audiobook version of Dragonfly Dreams is out!

Seniors Sleuth is part of Authors for Libraries!

Dragonfly Dreams is listed on the SCBWI Winter 2016 Reading List (my book is in the California section)!

Prequel short story (“Case 01”) to Seniors Sleuth is out!

Seniors Sleuth is a CLUE Award Finalist!

The 228 Legacy gets a kind review from Publishers Weekly.

I have two pieces of flash fiction featured in Hyphen. 

Seniors Sleuth gets Runner-Up (under “Mystery”) in the 2015 Beach Book Festival!

The 228 Legacy gets Honorable Mention (under “General Fiction”) in the 2015 San Francisco Book Festival!

Essay about my Chinese camphor trunk gets honorable mention on the Project Keepsake contest.

My personal essay, “Pure Sacrifice,” wins second place in an anthology contest.

The 228 Legacy is a Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year Award Finalist!


The Back Room
Sunday, November 15, 2020 4:00pm PT/ 7:00pm ET
Group panel with Lucy Burdette, Alexia Gordon, and Jenn McKinlay with host Hank Phillippi Ryan
Plus, breakout rooms with readers!

Escondido Public Library
Friday, November 6, 2020 4:00pm PT/ 7:00pm ET
In conversation with Abby Vandiver/Collette

Five Minute Reads with The 2020 Debuts
Saturday, October 24, 2020 5:00pm PT/ 8:00pm ET
Reading live on Facebook with fellow 2020 Debut authors, Regina Buttner, Elizabeth Shelburne, and Pamela Skjolsvik

Bouchercon 2020 Panel
Friday, October 16, 2020 3:00pm-4:00pm PT
Animals play a big part in some cozies, acting as the sleuth’s sidekick, sounding board, or even, in some cases, leading the protagonist to the killer.

Kathy Krevat (M), Lane Stone, Jackie Layton, J.C. Kenney, Jennifer Chow, Becky Muth

Book Carnival
Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:00pm PT/9:00 pm ET
Discussing Tori Eldridge’s new book, The Ninja’s Blade

Cozyville Book Club Discussion
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 4:30pm PT/ 7:30pm ET
I’m excited to be the July book club pick for the Cozyville Book Club. Fellow author Esme Addison will be interviewing me on Crowdcast for this fun online event!

Thursday, June 25, 2020 4:00pm PT/ 7:00pm ET
Reading & fundraiser for Minneapolis! (An online Crowdcast event.)
2 Nights, 2 Bookstores, 14 Awesome Writers! Book sales matched to $2000!

APAHM Virtual Panel
Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:00 pm
LAPL is live-streaming an author panel for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month on the main Los Angeles Public Library Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch accounts.

Authors include C.B. Lee (Not Your Sidekick), Mia Hopkins (Deep Down), Sarah Kuhn (Haunted Heroine, out July), Jayci Lee (A Sweet Mess, out July), Suzanne Park (The Perfect Escape), and me!

Left Coast Crime convention
Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:45pm
“Villains: Humanizing the Dark Side” panel

In Conversation with Deanna Raybourn
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:00pm
The Ripped Bodice
3806 Main St
Culver City, CA 90232
New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn (A MURDEROUS RELATION) and I will be celebrating our new book releases!

Trivia Night for Mystery Lovers
Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:00pm-7:30pm
Studio City Library (LAPL)
12511 Moorpark Street
Studio CityCA 91604
I’m a guest author at this fun activity!

The California Crime Writers Conference
Saturday & Sunday, June 8-9, 2019
Look for me on the panel, “Cozies on the Edge.” I’ll also be hobnobbing with other mystery writers at this fun conference.

WriteGirl Fiction Discovery-Style Workshop
Sunday, December 2, 2018 12:30pm-4:00pm
I’m a special guest at this event, empowering young girls to express their creativity through writing.

LA Comic Con
SCBWI booth (Booth #1314)
Saturday, October 27, 2018 9:30am-12:30pm
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Talk to me about my STEM anthology or the robot featured in my latest mystery. (You might even see me all dressed up!)

Coffee & A Cozy
Friday, October 26, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm
The Great Room
2810 Artesia Blvd
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Chat with me about my latest cozy mystery.

Festival of Books
Sunday, April 22, 2018 4:00pm-5:00pm
University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA, 90089
Look for me at the Sisters in Crime booth.

Los Angeles Festival of Books
Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:00am-11:50am
University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA, 90089
Find me at the SCBWI booth, next to the Children’s Stage.

228 Memorial Service
Saturday, February 25, 2017 1:30pm-4:00pm
Culture Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
9443 Telstar Ave
El Monte, CA 91731
Selling my books at this 70th anniversary event.

Mystery Author Panel
Monday, October 17, 2016 7:00pm
Manhattan Beach Library
1320 Highland Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
On a panel with fellow mystery writers: Sarah Chen, Sybil Johnson, and Lida Sideris.   

SCBWI Member Book Sale
Sunday, July 31, 2016 12:15pm-1:30pm
Along with other members, offering my book for sale at the annual Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators summer conference.

Book Signing
Saturday, November 28, 2015 11:00am-2:00pm
Petunia’s Place
6027 N. Palm Avenue
Fresno, CA 93704
Signing books along with other local authors for Small Business Day.

Women Writers on the Verge Reading
Thursday, August 27, 2015 7:00pm
Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea
5371 Alhambra Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Teaming up with other women writers to share stories of change.

Bayview Retirement Community
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 11:00am-12:00pm
Private event
Discussing my journey from working with seniors to writing stories.

The 228 Legacy – Author Reading
Sunday, August 16, 2015 3:00pm
Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Society
8853 Selkirk Street
Vancouver B.C., Canada
Speaker at Canadian cultural center.

Book Carnival
Saturday, July 25, 2015 3:00pm
348 S. Tustin Street
Orange, CA 92866
Co-book signing with another mystery author, Carole Sojka.

2015 NATWA Annual Convention
Saturday, April 18, 2015 3:00pm-5:00pm, “Writing History” workshop
Sunday, April 19, 2015 9:00am-11:30am, “Showcasing Ten Years of North American Taiwanese Women Artists”
San Diego, CA
Participant on two panels for North America Taiwanese Women’s Association conference.

228 Forum
Sunday, March 1, 2015 2:00pm
Taiwan Center
3001 Walnut Grove Avenue

Rosemead, CA
Guest speaker at event to remember 228

“Stories & Culture” Book Talk
Friday, August 1, 2014 7:00pm-8:30pm
Miller Community Center
Seattle, WA
Speaking engagement sponsored by TAP (Taiwanese American Professionals) in Seattle

Foreword Reviews’ Awards Ceremony
Friday, June 27, 2014 6:00pm
American Library Association (ALA) Conference
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV 89109
I’ll find out if I place beyond finalist status!

Teens Write: Start a Novel This Summer!
Monday, June 23, 2014 2:00p
Redondo Beach Public Library
303 N. Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Novel writing for teens!

Roar Shack Reading
Sunday, March 9, 2014 4:00pm-5:30p
1714 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Reading an excerpt from my debut novel for this writers’ community.

228 Memorial Event
Saturday, February 22, 2014 4:30pm-6:00pm
3675 Payne Ave
San Jose, CA 95117
Featured as the keynote speaker for memorial event.

UCLA Los Angeles Westside Network
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 6:00pm-9:00pm
Invitation only
Participating in the Writing & Storytelling Panel.

Roar Shack Live Write
Sunday, November 10, 2013 4:00pm-5:30pm
1714 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Watch me participate in the Live Write! Can I turn ten minutes of scribbling during loud music into an actual piece? Come find out.

Local Author Meet & Greet
Saturday, November 9, 2013 2:30pm
Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach
An Independent Bookstore
2810 Artesia Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Talk with local authors all under one roof!

Downtown Torrance Market Place
Thursday, October 24, 2013 3pm-8pm
1225 El Prado Ave.
Torrance, CA 90501
Find me and other artistically-inclined vendors at the market place!

Local Author Fair at Palos Verdes Library
Sunday, September 29, 2013 2pm-5pm
Peninsula Center Library
701 Silver Spur Road
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Meet me and other local authors at the PV Library!

Book Launch at Pages Bookstore in Manhattan Beach
Sunday, September 15, 2013  4pm-6pm
904 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach,California 90266
Come and celebrate with me! Enjoy some Taiwanese snacks while hearing an excerpt from my novel. Plus, enter the raffle for a chance to win a gift basket!

626 Night Market Reading
Saturday, August 31, 2013 6:30 pm
Santa Anita Park
285 W Huntington Dr
Arcadia, CA 91007
Find me on the main stage.