Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month – Authors
As you may know, May is Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. I thought I’d do a post highlighting a few asian authors. While there are a few very famous asian authors like Amy Tan (Joy Luck Club) and Kevin Kwan (Crazy Rich Asians) I thought I’d share 3 that are not as well known.
- Elizabeth Lim is the author of Spin the Dawn and Unravel the Dusk – a duology. I love these books. They are magical adventures that are breathtaking and seriously worth the read. I wrote about Spin the Dawn a while ago and still need to write about the sequel. I actually met Elizabeth Lim at a book launch event in New York City for Spin the Dawn and she was so nice! To give a very brief synopsis of Spin the Dawn – a young woman disguises herself as a man to take the place of the male requested from her family in a competition at the Emperor’s palace to become his next official tailor. Knowing her father would not be able to make the long journey and her own desire to be a tailor and not a seamstress, she pretends to be her brother and goes in his place. Of course magic and love are also involved!
- Dina Gu Brumfield is a new author to me. Unbound is her debut novel. I was sent the novel a while ago and am reading it now. I’m almost done with it and will have a review up in a few days! Her skill for storytelling is amazing. To give a brief synopsis – the story is told from two points of voice, more than 30 years apart. Mini during the late 1930s and 1940s around the time the Japanese were invading Shanghai during World War II and her granddaughter, Ting, growing up in communist China in the late 1970s and into the 1980s. Secrets and betrayal abound in this family saga mixed with history. So far I’m loving it and will be finished reading soon! Review to come.
- Lindsey Summers is a YA author who wrote the very popular Textrovert. After I read the original story Textrovert is from on Wattpad, I reached out to Lindsey about how much I loved it and we became instant friends! She is an amazing writer and was a big inspiration to me on the start of my writing journey. Textrovert is about high school student Keeley who accidentally swaps cell phones with Talon, a heart throb of a guy from another high school. It’s a really fun read! If you love YA fiction and romance you’ll love this one.
So those are my 3 author picks. I hope you’ll check them out!
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