My debut novel, When We Vanished, contains some violent scenes. A few early readers suggested toning them down. I decided not to - and here's why.
For the last leg of our vacation in Taiwan, we journeyed to Guguan to soak in hot springs, bask in nature, and get our feet nibbled by tiny fish.
We ventured to northern Taiwan to visit the geopark at Yehliu and the mountain village of Jiufen... but nothing went quite as planned.
Memories of a day spent in Pinglin, Taiwan: sipping oolong tea, eating shaved ice, hiking lush trails, and making new friends.
In April 2018, we took an epic family vacation to Taiwan. Our first day was spent in Taipei, where we explored tall buildings and ate good food.
Four important lessons I've learned from writing a novel featuring characters from cultural backgrounds that are not my own.
We've been in quarantine mode for 3 weeks now. The days still have a disconcerting sameness to them, but we've been trying for some semblance of normality.
When I decided to write a novel where science played into the plot, I didn't want to revert to standard tropes. I wanted the science to feel real.
Our second week in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic: lots of anxiety and irrational guilt, but also the coming of spring & some good eats.
A recap of our first week adapting to rapidly changing circumstances in the COVID-19 pandemic: school closures, remote work, and feelings of overwhelm.