For this livestream event, we welcome YA author I.W. Gregorio, along with fellow authors Jessica Kim and E. Katherine Kottaras in conversation.
Due to current health concerns, this in-person event will now be a Facebook Livestream event! It will take place at the same date and time as listed above. How to join our Facebook Livestream: Head to the author's event on our Mysterious Galaxy Facebook page. Be sure to click the "Discussion" tab and you should be able to automatically view the livestream! You can also join by clicking here.
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I.W. is a practicing surgeon by day, and a self-proclaimed “masked avenging YA writer” by night. During her residency at Stanford, I.W. met an intersex patient that inspired her debut novel, None of the Above, which was a finalist for the 2016 Lambda Literary Award, a Spring 2015 Publisher’s Weekly Flying Start, and other honors. Her latest work, This is My Brain in Love, is a stunning YA contemporary romance told in dual narrative, exploring mental health, race, and self-acceptance. Jocelyn Wu must spend her junior year trying to save her family’s restaurant. But because her dad has the marketing skill of a dumpling, it’s up to Jocelyn and her unlikely new employee, Will Domenici, to bring “A-Plus Chinese Garden” into the 21st century. What starts off as a rocky partnership soon grows into something more. But family prejudices threaten to keep Will and Jocelyn apart. It will take everything to save the family restaurant and their budding romance.
Jessica writes about Asian American girls finding their way in the world. Her latest novel, Stand Up, Yumi Chung!, is an irresistible story about an aspiring stand-up comedian whose one lie snowballs into a full-blown double life.
E. Katherine is the author of the critically acclaimed YA contemporary novels How to Be Brave and The Best Possible Answer. Publisher’s Weekly has called The Best Possible Answer, A complicated family drama about living with betrayal and learning how to open oneself again to love.”