My debut novel, HEIRESS APPARENTLY, the first book in the DAUGHTERS OF THE DYNASTY series is coming out December 1, 2020!
LINKS TO PREORDER HEIRESS APPARENTLY:
Link to preorder from Third Place Books: https://www.thirdplacebooks.com/local-authors/diana-ma
Third Place Books is my local bookstore, and they can ship to anywhere in the US. You can also request a signed and personalized copy in the “Comments” section at checkout!
Link to preorder from Bookshop: https://bookshop.org/books/heiress-apparently-daughters-of-the-dynasty/9781419749964
Bookshop is a great organization that supports independent booksellers!
December 3, 2020: Third Place Books Virtual Book Launch of Heiress Apparently in Conversation with Katherine McGee: https://www.thirdplacebooks.com/event/live-zoom-diana-ma-conversation-katharine-mcgee-heiress-apparently
December 10, 2020: North Seattle College Virtual Library Salon Book Talk: https://libguides.northseattle.edu/welcome/blog/Library-Salon-online-Diana-Ma-author-of-An-Heiress-Apparently-on-December-10
REVIEWS OF HEIRESS APPARENTLY:
“Soap-opera–worthy twists are grounded by ties to significant events in contemporary Chinese history in this meaningful debut.” —Kirkus Review
“A worthy addition to all libraries, especially those seeking nuanced books with Asian American protagonists.”– School Library Journal
“More than a cute rom-com, this novel highlights LGBTQ+ rights, contemporary attitudes held by Chinese citizens, Chinese history, Hollywood’s ethnic prejudices, and pride in culture and family. . . this is a fun start to a promising series.”— Booklist
OTHER HEIRESS APPARENTLY NEWS:
Video of me reading the first chapter of Heiress Apparently!
Guest Blog about My Experience with the WNDB Mentorship Program: https://diversebooks.org/sff-author-diana-mas-experience-with-the-wndb-mentorship-program/
Link to “Six Feet” Poem: http://anmly.org/ap31/citizenship-discontents-31/diana-ma/
I’m a Chinese American author who writes YA and MG books that feature kickass Asian American heroines. Growing up as a Chinese American girl, these were the kind of characters I hungered to find in books. Though I love Katniss, Hermione, and Meg Murry, I believe that it’s important for all kids to recognize themselves as the heroes of the books they read and that diverse books help us create a better world. I have two wonderful kids of my own and want them to grow up with books that represent them.
I have also been published in Calyx: A Journal of Art and Literature by Women and The Asian Pacific American Journal. In 2019, I was awarded a mentorship with the amazing Swati Avashti by the We Need Diverse Books organization. I have an BA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington and an MA in English with a Creative Writing focus from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and I’m represented by Christa Heschke and Daniele Hunter of McIntosh and Otis. I live in a suburb of Seattle and teach composition, creative writing, literature, and humanities at North Seattle College.