AHHH... I can't believe after all these years, from the germ of an idea in the Fall of 2017 to today, the middle grade sci-fi book of my heart is out in the world!
Hana Hsu and the Ghost Crab Nation is my love letter to all the sci-fi stories I've loved, from classics like A Wrinkle in Time and Andre Norton books to cyberpunk stories like Blade Runner and Altered Carbon to every other book that has sparked my imagination. (I urge you to buy or borrow a copy of the book to see the lengthy acknowledgements section; this book was truly the product of a village!).
I have so many people to thank for today, but I'll just do a quick shout out to my family (David, Sammi, and Sarah), my agent Jennifer March Soloway at Andrea Brown Literary Agency, my editors Julie Rosenberg and Gretchen Durning at Razorbill/Penguin Random House, and artist Fiona Hsieh and designer Jessica Jenkins for the amazing cover.
Join Me in Tonight's Virtual Launch at 7 p.m. ET Tonight I'll be launching the book online, with the DC-based bookstore, Politics and Prose, from 7-8 p.m. ET (June 21). I'll be in conversation with Newbery Award winner Donna Barba Higuera (THE LAST CUENTISTA, LUPE WONG WON'T DANCE). Sign up for the virtual launch event here.
Order the Book and Get Swag
If you're interested in getting a signed copy with fun swag (postcard, bookmark, stickers), you can order the book from my local indie Prince Books.
If you've bought the book elsewhere, or requested a library to buy it, you can fill out this pre-order form and I'll send you the goodies along with a signed bookplate.
A Giveaway (Annotated Copy)
To celebrate my book release, I'm running a giveaway exclusive to my newsletter subscribers. I'm giving away an annotated copy of Hana Hsu and the Ghost Crab Nation, which means you'll get some inside info and tidbits about the scenes, and how the story developed. To enter to win the copy:
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2) Reply to this email (or if you came from a different source, reply to the welcome email from my newsletter) with a recommendation for summer reading (any age or genre).
Giveaway ends on Tuesday June 28, 2022.