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I’m going on a mini-tour this fall! If you’re in Louisiana, Texas, or NYC, I’d love to meet you! Details about the events will be added below the graphic as they become available.

Schedule for the Louisiana Book Festival (10/29):

11:00 a.m. to Noon
State Library, Second Floor Meeting Room
Love in the Spotlight: Young Adult Romances, Part 1
with Kat Cho, Adib Khorram, Lyla Lee, and Bethany Mangle

12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cavalier House Bookselling Tent
Book Signing

2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
In front of the State Library, Children’s Author Tent 1
Book Talk
The Mindy Kim Series

3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cavalier House Bookselling Tent
Book Signing

Schedule for Texas Book Festival



A couple of things:

  • Dallas-Fort Worth area folks! I’ll be at the Dallas Literary Festival this weekend (specifically on 3/20) to be in conversation with some cool authors and sign books! Pre-registration is required so sign up here. Hope to see you there!
  • The Flip the Script preorder campaign is now officially live! If you’ve preordered Flip the Script, be sure to submit your confirmation and mailing address to this form so you can get free goodies from me. Open internationally until supplies last. If you’d rather just email the confirmation, you can do so to this email address.


I’m so excited to reveal the cover for my next YA novel, FLIP THE SCRIPT! You can preorder it here.

FtS may appeal to you if:

❤️you like k-dramas in their cute, tropey goodness. I’m talking about back hugs, tender hand holding moments, dramatic confessions of love, and much more!

💕you like sapphic, happily ever after stories!

❤️ you like traveling, esp to South Korea! This book is the culmination of the decades I spent both living in and visiting the country. This book not only has iconic sites like the Seoul Namsan Tower and the Gyeongbokgung Palace but several other hidden gems I’ve been to in my travels!

💕you like stories of not just sweet romance but strong and frequently silly friendships (I’d die for the trio in this book 🥲)

❤️you wish Saebyeok and Jiyeong in Squid Game had walked off into the sunset together. The girls don’t always have to die!!!

Thank you Molly Fehr and Amy Ryan for the adorable cover!😍 I think it perfectly captures the cute, whimsical nature of the book. And can you imagine how ultra-cute it’ll look next to its sister, I’ll Be the One? 🥰


I’ll Be the One is out now. This is the book Teen Lyla needed. This is the book I wrote for me. 🙌 I hope it inspires today’s teens so they know they can achieve their dreams no matter what they look like or who they love. 🌈

You can get a copy of IBTO here.


These are pretty dark times, but I’m so grateful to announce that there will be MORE Mindy books coming out next year!!! THANK YOU to all the readers, teachers, parents, librarians, & booksellers who made this possible. Mindy is so lucky to have friends like you! 😭💕


The news is finally out! I’LL BE THE ONE  is going to be a movie at HBO Max! 

I’m so blessed to be working with amazing Asian American women like Nahnatchka Khan (FRESH OFF THE BOAT, ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE) and Colleen McGuinness (30 ROCK, FRIENDS FROM COLLEGE). 

When we were in talks for the movie, I requested that we get an AsianAm screenwriter. As someone who worked in Hollywood for ~2 yrs, I know how hard it is to make it in the industry as an AsianAm woman. I am so blessed w/ my team at Anonymous, who respected my wishes!

And how wild is it that I was first inspired to write the Mindy Kim series after watching FRESH OFF THE BOAT, the show Nahnatchka created? And ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE was one of my fave movies from last year, so.😍 So, so grateful and excited for my team!


The Mindy Kim books are out in the world! Thank you to everyone involved in making these books and thank you to the excited readers I met on tour in January.



I will be visiting schools around Texas and going on tour starting next week to celebrate the launch of the MINDY KIM series! Please see below for my list of events:

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Mindy has a star! Kirkus Reviews called Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business “a lovingly authentic debut that shines.”

Click here for the full review!


So thrilled to announce that I’LL BE THE ONE, aka #KoreanDUMPLIN , is going to be a real book next year! I can’t wait for y’all to meet Skye and Henry!

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After ten years of writing and submitting my books, I finally got a book deal! I’m so excited for y’all to meet Mindy. 🙂

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