scbwiWelcome to my author and brush artist website! Please take the time to look around. I blog infrequently, though it is often image heavy with photos and my latest brush paintings. And I twitter (too) frequently! My local indie is the fabulous Mysterious Galaxy Books, and they carry Silver Phoenix and Fury of the Phoenix (Greenwillow Books), as well as the Diverse Energies anthology (Tu Books) which features my short story “Blue Skies”. If you’d like signed personalized copies, you can order through them! (Leave a note when ordering online that you’d like the book personalized and to whom.) I’m thrilled to have signed with Month9Books which will publish my next Xia duology! Serpentine released September 2015 and the sequel will follow September 2016. ORDER Serpentine NOW through Mysterious Galaxy and recieve one of my Chinese brush art cards with each book purchase!

UPDATE: Serpentine is named a “Big Indie Book” of Fall 2015 by Publishers Weekly. I received my first review from PW as well: “Action, secrets, love, and a search for identity combine in a powerful tale about what ensues when the underworld and the real world collide.”—Publishers Weekly

diversity in YASince 2011, Malinda Lo and I have been passionate about talking and promoting diversity in young adult literature! Visit our official website and check out our new tumblr page for even more up to date news on diversity in publishing.