ARCs, Glorious ARCs

There's something really beautiful about being one of the first. It's a privilege and an honor. This is especially true for getting to read someone's book baby. It does take an extremely long time to write and then publish something. Although 2020 has been an absolute wild ride of a year, there have been silver linings. Advance reading copies, or ARCs, has been a delight for me this year. I've been able to read fabulous work from both established and new authors. In the above photo, … [Read more...]

Book Review: Minor Dramas & Other Catastrophes

Books are my go-to pleasure these days. It's really tough out there, and reading is my solace. One novel that helped me at the very beginning of this period is Minor Dramas & Other Catastrophes. 5 stars Genre: Contemporary fiction Pros: Immersive worldFull of heart and humor Cons: An incident at the end might be too dramatic for some readers A compulsive read. I loved this book about the mamas and dramas happening in this particular high school. The teaching world … [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...]

Book Deal!!

Hey, readers. Here's some fabulous news. I have a book deal with Penguin Random House (Berkley imprint)!! Color me crazy excited. I started really focusing on my writing in 2008 . . . and here I am a decade later. I'm sure you have some questions for me, but I'll give you a cheat sheet first: What's this new book about? It'll be the start of a fun contemporary cozy mystery series. Yes, it will have a female (*woot*) Asian American protagonist. When will it be available? Probably the … [Read more...]