Meet Wai Chim, author of The Surprising Power Of A Good Dumpling. Learn what nobody tells you about the publishing industry. Plus, we have 3 copies of The One Impossible Labyrinth by internationally bestselling author Matthew Reilly to give away.
Links mentioned in this episode
- Ten Things Nobody Tells You About The Publishing Industry
- WIN: ‘The One Impossible Labyrinth' by Matthew Reilly
- So you want to be a writer Facebook group
Writer in residence: Wai Chim
Wai is the author of a number of children’s titles, including the Chook Chook series and Shaozhen. Her debut YA, Freedom Swimmer was published by Allen & Unwin in Sept 2016 and was released in the US in October 2021. The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling was released in Australia in August 2019 and in the US in November 2020.
Wai was born in New York City in the US. Although her parents didn’t speak much English, Wai harboured a passion for books from a very young age, sneaking stories into bed to read well into the night.
Wai graduated from New York’s elite Stuyvesant High School and later from Duke University with majors in Economics and English. With a thirst for adventure and unique experiences, after graduation Wai moved to Japan where she spent over a year teaching English to children.
In 2006, she moved to Australia to enjoy the sun and to pursue her passion for writing.
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