The Countdown Begins

It’s panic time. Less than one month before my next book launches. Even though I’ve done it several times now (Bookshop link to all my books), I’m still nervous. I have a checklist of places and people to contact: bloggers, bookstores, fellow authors. Yet I still wonder, Am I forgetting someone? My next release is Death By Bubble Tea, and it comes out July 5 (preorder here). Interesting timing. Will it launch with fireworks or fizzle out? If you want to know more about my new culinary cozy … [Read more...]

Boba Tea and Mystery

I recently enjoyed an author event with the perfect title: Afternoon (Boba) Tea & Mystery. The rhyming factor is great, and what’s better than some refreshing bubble tea in the afternoon? Special thanks goes out to the Northern California chapters of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America for co-sponsoring the event. This was an offsite activity that coincided with the Bay Area Book Festival. Here is a signed copy I got of Kelly Yang’s Yes We Will: I had a fun time … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Boba

In an attempt to change up my blog, I'm adding a new themed weekly post, hereafter known as "Foodie Friday." I'll be rotating through various foods inspired by the cultures I'm most familiar with: Chinese, Malaysian, Taiwanese, and yes, Americanized Chinese. There will be a photo and a brief paragraph about each featured food. I'll cycle through appetizers, main dishes, and desserts to keep things mixed up. Here's appetizer #1... Boba: usually refers to milk tea; the only food that you can … [Read more...]