A part of me has always found it perplexing that I chose to start up my website at the end of a year. I sometimes wonder, “Why not have waited one more week until you were in the new year before finally starting it?” Well, seven years later, I look back on that decision and I think it worked out, actually. I get to both acknowledge the formation of this constantly growing website and look back on the past year in one go… and… well…. needless to say, this is quite a year to look back on. Continue reading “7 Years of Lola By the Bay and 2020 Year in Review”
Hapa Reads – For the fourth issue of Hapa Mag, I guest contribute one of many books that the staff and other guests are reading.
Hapa Fitness – For the fourth issue of Hapa Mag, I guest contribute how I stay fit, among the staff and other guests.
Hapa Travels – For the fourth issue of Hapa Mag, I guest contribute one of many favorite locations that the staff and other guests have traveled to.
Review of Edwin Peng’s “Star City”– In exchange for an ARC of his debut novel, on Goodreads, I go in-depth on why I think the first of this trilogy of the same name is one of the better young adult novels I’ve read in recent time.
Storytelling By Way of a Sharper Focus– For the second issue of Hapa Mag, I guest contributed an essay on how coming to terms with my mixed race identity has shaped my focus as an author and playwright.