my novel is out!!!
The hour has come! My novel, Central Places, is officially out today. The Washington Post published an embarrassingly dazzling review, and Lit Hub has a nice little excerpt here. This is……….well, the part where I ask you for the ultimate favor, after years of you sticking with me here at Deez Links: any love, support, and good vibes you can offer, on this day of all days, will mean the world.
You can order Central Places wherever books are sold, though of course I'm personally partial to Books Are Magic and Yu And Me Books. If you'd like to post about the novel online, you can tag me on IG at @centralplacesnovel, @deeeliacai, and on Twitter @delia_cai. Goodreads folks, you know what to do.
If you're in NY: I'm doing a BK launch event on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 7pm, at Books Are Magic (the Brooklyn Heights location) with the wonderful Sarah Thankam Mathews (< — this is sold out at the moment, but you can always put your name on the waitlist!) and a Manhattan launch event with the amazing Chanel Miller on Thursday, February 2, 6:30pm at Yu And Me Books in Chinatown (< — this one is not ticketed, but it's a very cozy space so you may want to come early!).
If you're in LA: I'll be at Skylight Books with the one and only Elaine Hsieh Chou on Wednesday, February 8, at 7 pm.! This one is also not ticketed :)
One more thing: Everyone's been asking me like oh, you wrote a novel about a Chinese-American girl with a slight attitude problem growing up in the Midwest??! Is it YOU??? Is this YOUR STORY? And like dude, duh. Of course it is. I'm so lucky I can finally share it with you.
xoxo as always,