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People and places near to my heart and inspirational to my soul.
Asian American Writers' Workshop does a lot of cool things in terms of supporting the APIA lit community, including a monthly open mic where I met some of my dearest friends. Based out of New York City.
A favorite writing spot of mine. They have great coffee, delicious food, free wifi, and some of the nicest management to boot. Say hi to Paul and Jeremy!
Started by Sal Pane and Theresa Beckhusen and focused on providing "summer reading for serious readers". They're publishing my chapbook of short shorts, Of Birds and Lovers, in Aug 2013. Also, news page features many adorable corgis!!
Dear friend and talented artist Dan Angeli has a business where he paints special occasions on the spot! He's been featured in the NYTimes, etc. He's also a great artist in general. And he makes a mean drink.
Author of the acclaimed novel FORGOTTEN COUNTRY, fiction editor at Guernica, and writer of all things. She also happens to be one of the sweetest people I've ever met, as well as smart as shit.
A food blog that I post in with two of my closest friends, Juliet Grames and Karen McMurdo.
My favorite activity partner. Author of the memoir TELL ME EVERYTHING YOU DON'T REMEMBER. Mother of a the cutest toddler.
Young adult novelist based out of San Diego. Author of Silver Phoenix and its sequel, Fury of the Phoenix, from Greenwillow Books. Cindy is also a fellow eater of all things delicious.
Consultant on web strategies AND creative writer on everything from Jane Fonda to candy line workers. Father to an adorable kid, husband to the great writer Aubrey Hirsch, and a very favorite Twitter buddy of mine. Yeah, I have those.
Principal conductor at Opera in the Heights in Houston, TX. Excellent musician and one of the kindest people I know. One of my oldest and dearest friends in this whole entire world. I like to joke he's my worst best friend. :D
Poet extraordinaire and my creative soulmate and best friend. Author of the poetry collection BLOOD, SPARROWS AND SPARROWS.
An organization dedicated to creating and supporting a community of Asian American writers. I recently went to their first Fiction Intensive, and it was a life-changing experience. <3
Comedian. Musican. Actress. Also all around fun funny girl and sweetheart. Check out her hilarious video, "Date an Asian Guy" on Youtube!
John-Flor is a ridiculously talented musician who inspires me all the time with his work ethic, love of music, talent, and desire to discover new ways to push the boundaries of his art form. Both a nice guy and a true artist.