Diana Ma’s Author Page

Heiress Apparently (Daughters of the Dynasty)
Link to preorder: https://www.abramsbooks.com/product/heiress-apparently-daughters-of-the-dynasty_9781419749964/

My debut novel, HEIRESS APPARENTLY, the first book in the DAUGHTERS OF THE DYNASTY series is coming out in December 2020!

About Me

I am 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.

Heiress Apparently, my debut novel, is coming out in December 2020!

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.





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Twitter: @DianaJunYiMa

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