Enter to Win Alvin Ho 6!

Look what just arrived from my publisher, Penguin Random House: IMG_2220Alvin Ho Allergic to the Great Wall is now out in paperback! Woohoo!

Enter to win a signed copy by hitting reply below with your email address. Re-tweet this post and/or post a link to it on your FB page for two extra chances to win!  I will part with five, yes, FIVE (5) of my precious author copies in a random drawing.

Read about Alvin’s scary and scarier adventures in China for summer reading. It’s still not too late!


NYC Summer Reading List and Alvin Books in Chinese!

Dear Reader,

For those of you who have Alvin on your summer reading list, it’s not too late. There are several more lazy weeks of summer left, so run, make haste, hurry to your nearest library, before it’s too late!!!

And for those of you who want to really impress your teacher, by doing your summer reading in Chinese …

Here’s Alvin in Chinese!   2 Alvin Ho Allergic to camping, hiking, and other natural disasters3 Alvin HoAllergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects,and other Man-M...4 Alvin HoAllergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals,and Other Fatal Circumstance...

Aren’t they fabulous?!!! Translated into Simplified Chinese, the series is being published by Shanghai Gaotan in China.

Happy Summer Reading!!!


The Road to Dengfeng

DENGFENG — 31 October 2012 — There are no trains to Dengfeng. To get there, you either drive, take a taxi or ride a local bus.  I had hopped on the bus — the cheapest (36 yuan, or about $5.70) and hopefully, most adventurous option — and it did not disappoint.

First, it made many stops along the way, picking up passengers standing by the side of the road. Continue reading