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July 27, 2016

on the radio...

So, I was on NEPR (New England Public Radio) yesterday as a commentator. No, not about the election, silly! About, well, I'll just let you listen (it's only two minutes):

Hope you liked it!

July 26, 2016

star, star, star!

Reviews are finally starting to trickle in for my new novel and I am so, so, so thankful to say that the first three have been starred!! Yes, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist and School Library Journal each gave When the Sea Turned to Silver  a starred review!

*"While many things are not what they seem, everything amazingly connects in the surprising finale, when Pinmei finds her voice. The meticulous craft delivers what Lin's fans have come to expect….This beautifully told companion to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (2009) and Starry River of the Sky (2012) offers lyrical storytelling, bringing 'us to places we have never dreamed of.' Kirkus

*"Lin’s evocative language sweeps readers away, and the stories within the story are juicy and delicious. To be illustrated with Lin’s lovely full-color paintings, this is a worthy companion to her Newbery Honor book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (2009) and Starry River of the Sky (2012).Booklist

*"A stunning addition to a deservedly beloved set of novels; recommended for all middle grade collections. SLJ    

I hope this bodes well for when the "real people" (YOU, the readers) actually read it!  Remember  if you  pre-order yours  from my launch party bookstore, you'll get some great goodies And don't forget to come to the party, too!

July 25, 2016

on my desk monday

all the type is "for placement only"

I'm making a book dummy (a mock-up of a book so you can get an idea of the flow of the word a pictures)! Like I said, it's been a while since I've made one of these. I am remembering the magic of double-sided tape.

The in-progress title of the new picturebook is "Little Star and the Big Mooncake"! It's going to be a bit different from my other work, you might be a little surprised when you see it but I'm excited...