Happy launch day, little book! ️❤️ I have spent ten years with you, dreaming you up, writing you into existence, and now you’re out there, in the world, finding your readers. And even though our time together is over, I find comfort in the thought that stories, as long as they’re shared, are never really done. People, as long as we carry them in our hearts, are never really gone. They live on in the reading, in the loving, and in passing them on. So into the world, little book! As always, I hope you find the readers who need you. ️❤️
My undying gratitude to my editor, Stacey Barney, and the entire team at Penguin, for taking this journey with me, and to all the innumerable people who have encouraged and supported me along the way. ❤️️ I couldn’t have done this without you.
And last but never least, thank you, dear readers, because Kelanna is yours now—the characters, the adventures, the tall tales. Please take good care of them for me. ️❤️
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Hi ho, readers, what are you looking forward to today? The release of THE STORYTELLER in EIGHT DAYS? 🌊 A blueberry muffin or another delicious treat? 🍩🍷🍓 One of the amazing Asian-authored YAs releasing TOMORROW, like Julie Dao's KINGDOM OF THE BLAZING PHOENIX, Emiko Jean's EMPRESS OF ALL SEASONS, Natasha Ngan's GIRLS OF PAPER AND FIRE, Livia Blackburne's UMBERTOUCHED, and Lydia Kang's TOXIC? 👸🏻👸🏻👸🏻👸🏻👸🏻 Or, if you’re in the US, CASTING YOUR VOTE? 👍🏼
Get out there and seek some adventures, readers! And vote! Unless you have already, in which case, thank you! 🌈
Three 🌟 stars 🌟 for 🌟 #TheStoryteller! 📕 The lovely folks at School Library Journal call it “a fast-paced adventure with fully developed characters.” And only THIRTEEN MORE DAYS until it hits shelves! ⚡️ Thanks SLJ!!!
TWO WEEKS until the launch of The Storyteller! Thank you to everyone who came out to see me at Texas Book Festival this weekend, and especially to the lucky readers who picked up early copies of The Storyteller!!! 🔥
Don’t forget! The pre-order campaign is on until release day, so you’ve only got a couple weeks to order your copies and submit your receipts for one of those beautiful engraved bookmarks! http://bit.ly/TheStorytellerPreOrder
“They were speed incarnate. They were the water and the wind in motion. They were the Current of Faith.” 🏴☠️ My outlaw heroes are returning in THE STORYTELLER for their greatest adventure yet! Who else is excited to return to the world of Kelanna? 🙋🏻♀️
THE STORYTELLER got its second starred review! ⭐️⭐️ Booklist says, “Chee pulls out all the stops to beautifully obliterate her readers’ hearts.” 😭😭💔😭 Thanks to Booklist for this thoughtful review, which will run in a few weeks! And for all you readers out there, get ready. 😈🔥⚔️💔
And don't forget, the pre-order campaign is still on! Get your copy of THE STORYTELLER from your favorite retailer (like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Indie Bound) and submit your receipt to receive a beautiful engraved bookmark!
ONE MONTH until The Storyteller and THREE WEEKS until midterm elections! This is one of my favorite quotes from The Storyteller, and I feel like it’s particularly appropriate for the state of the world today. 🔥 But we are our own hope, aren’t we? We are the people who are going to prove that the world is still worth fighting for, because we are the people who are going to fight for it. ✨ How are you fighting this week? How are you using your voice, your vote, your platform, your actions to change our world for the better?
“Someone had to do something. Someone had to show them that the world was still worth fighting for.” #tracichee#thestoryteller
I’m so pleased to announce that I’ll be launching THE STORYTELLER with my lovely friend and bright light Erin Summerill (author of ONCE A KING) on Friday, November 16 at Kepler's Literary Foundation in Menlo Park!
Celebration starts at 7pm! Mark your calendars and RSVP here.
Oh, and if you’d like to start your read sooner, I’m giving away THREE copies of THE STORYTELLER on Twitter! Ends 10/13. International. Go here.