#1KBE – A Thousand Beginnings and Endings – Author Interview with E.C. Myers

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Welcome to our interview series with writers from A Thousand Beginnings and Endings! Learn more about the anthology inspired #IKBE reading challenge created by Aentee of Read at Midnight here.

Bio: E.C. Myers was assembled in the U.S. from Korean and German parts and raised by a single mother and the public library in Yonkers, New York. He is the author of numerous short stories and four young adult books: the Andre Norton Award–winning Fair Coin, Quantum Coin, The Silence of Six, and Against All Silence. His next YA novel, RWBY: After the Fall, will be published by Scholastic in summer 2019. E.C. currently lives with his wife, son, and three doofy pets in Pennsylvania. You can find traces of him all over the internet, but especially at http://ecmyers.net and on Twitter: @ecmyers.

What sparked the inspiration behind the anthology’s short story – The Land of The Morning Calm – and its mixture of MMO video gaming and Korean culture?Read More »

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New Releases: September Books by Asian Authors!

Twitter + Blog Templates (2)We are excited to share some new books in September!

A mix of kid-lit, young adult, and adult books are listed below.

Thanks to our Lit CelebrAsian team members: Glaiza and Shenwei for taking the time to research and compile this list.

Note: This is a just a small sample of releases out in September, so let us know what books you’re excited for.Read More »

Meet Yasmin Book Tour! In conversation: Saadia Faruqi and Hatem Aly

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Meet Yasmin! (Capstone, Aug 2018) is an early reader series (grades K-2) featuring a South Asian American character Yasmin Ahmad and her multigenerational family. To celebrate the launch of Meet Yasmin! author Saadia Faruqi and illustrator Hatem Aly interview each other here. They talk about their writing journeys, their immigrant lives, and of course, the character they both created, Yasmin:

H.A: So Saadia, what made you write Yasmin? Why not something more mainstream, more “American?”Read More »

#1KBE – A Thousand Beginnings and Endings – Author Interview with Cindy Pon

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Welcome to our interview series with writers from A Thousand Beginnings and Endings! Learn more about the anthology inspired #IKBE reading challenge created by Aentee of Read at Midnight here.

Cindy Pon is the author of young fantasy books Silver Phoenix, Fury of the Phoenix, Serpentine and Sacrifice. She is also the author of Want, a near-future sci fi thriller set in Taipei. Cindy is the co-founder of Diversity in YA with Malinda Lo and part of the We Need Diverse Books advisory board.

Please share with our readers the synopsis of your story in this anthology.Read More »