Thank you, New York Public Library

Super, super excited that #ShadowLife has made the New York Public Library’s Best of 2021 List!!

Imagine a young Japanese Canadian tomboy book nerd with serious Bangs living in the 1970s rural Pacific Northwest, reading from The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and A Cricket in Times Square, and dreaming about New York City… That a book I wrote and was gorgeously brought to life by artist Ann Xu @espershand is recognized on this list is a kind of childhood dream come true. I’ve still never been to NYC…. Some day, this middle aged writer will get herself there…Thank you NYPL! Thank you, kind readers.