PANEL ALERT! For AAPI Book Month I'll be on two panels, both streaming free to your home, no registration required!
Sunday, May 17. 11am PDT.
Last but never least, it’s Twitchy! 🤪 Highly excitable. Beautiful human. Fan of the five-finger discount. Just a kid and going to war while his family’s in an incarceration camp back home. Constantly going for broke. #WeAreNotFree
Want to win one of Twitchy's bookmarks? Go to my Instagram!
Preorder your copy here or add it on Goodreads!
FOUR MONTHS until WE ARE NOT FREE launches and I’m putting the finishing touches on a pre-order campaign (get your copy here) and prepping some fun extra content for fall. It’s also Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and is Asian Author Alliance is putting together some really wonderful virtual panels to celebrate! Stay tuned for that schedule. 🎉
Meanwhile, I’m also finding time to work on a new project that’s 1) super different and 2) super exciting! I once heard an author say he only wants to write books that he maybe can’t write, and I absolutely feel that. I relish a good creative challenge, so tackling something new with techniques or ideas I haven’t tried before is always so invigorating! Can’t wait to share it with you all. ☀️ Happy May!
Meet Frankie. 👊🏼 Thinks with his fists. Mad as hell. A year after the gov’t incarcerates 100k Japanese Americans, and now they’ve got the nerve to ask them to volunteer to for the army? Nah, son. #WeAreNotFree
Go to my Twitter to win one of Frankie's bookmarks!
Preorder your copy here or add it to Goodreads.
Attention, gentlepersons! Now introducing... Bette! 💅🏼 A true bon vivant. Excellent taste in boys & clothes. A barbed wire camp in the middle of the Utah desert certainly isn’t IDEAL for romance, but the right lipstick & the right attitude can make all the difference.
Go to my Facebook page for a chance to win one of Bette's bookmarks!
Preorder your copy here! Or add it to Goodreads!
FIVE MONTHS ‘til launch! In case you missed the announcement last week, the release date for WE ARE NOT FREE has been changed to September 1, 2020, so please re-mark your calendars for this fall!
In the meantime, please do pre-order your copy from your favorite local bookstore (or through Bookshop.org, which benefits a number of independent bookstores). Ordering now helps to give them some much-needed relief at a time when many stores are having to temporarily shut their doors to the public, AND you still get your copy of WE ARE NOT FREE come September! With the pandemic affecting everyone, it’s a great time to come together in what small ways we can to help one another out. 💚
💫 If you pre-order, please remember to hang on to your receipts, as I’ve still got a fun thing planned for you. ✨
📢 NEWS! 📢 The release date of #WeAreNotFree has been changed to 9/1. If you’ve already pre-ordered, please hang on to your receipts a little longer, because I’ve still got a 🎁 for you! If you haven’t pre-ordered... 👀 go here!
The first trade review for WE ARE NOT FREE is in, and it's a STAR! ⭐ Huge thanks to Booklist, which calls it "a blazing and timely indictment of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII." Read the rest of this incredible review here.