not as pretentious as the header image suggests, but just as awesome

Welcome New Client Yi Shun Lai!

I’m so excited to add another brilliant writer to our fabulous roster of clients. Yi Shun Lai and I have been friends for decades now, and I’ve long admired her writing. Her previous books include the novel NOT A SELF-HELP BOOK: THE MISADVENTURES OF MARTY WU (Shade Mountain Press), which was a semi-finalist for the 2017 Thurber Prize in American Humor; and PIN-UPS (Little Bound Books), a memoir dealing with her long, ragged relationship with outdoors sports, and what that’s taught her about living in a man’s world. Yi Shun is also a columnist for The Writer magazine, teaches in an MFA program, and is also a member of an elite disaster-response team.

So I’m extra thrilled that she found time in her busy schedule to write an amazing YA novel that we’re pitching as A Lady’s Guide to Petticoats & Piracy meets Ernest Shackleton. I can’t wait to share more about it with the world!

In the meantime, give her a follow on Twitter, Medium, or TikTok!