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Henry Lien, Author

Alien Memoirs: Immigrant Experiences in Art

My Dad (aka the Artist Formerly Known as Dad) and I are taking our father-son act on the road! We’ll be at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle talking about how our experiences as immigrants influenced his photography and my writing. MORE

Why I Write

Nerdcamp SoCal published a guest blog I wrote about why I write. The short answer is because imagination is stronger than reality. To read it, click here.


Peasprout’s pretty grouchy right now at taking silver, since she was Champion of Wu Liu for all of Shui Shan province five times before the age of ten, but I, for one, am pretty proud of this Parents’ Choice Foundation Silver Medal (alongside authors like Peter Brown and Grace Lin!). Read the full review

New York Times Review of Peasprout Chen

“I confess I had fun imagining the elevator pitch for Henry Lien’s fantasy debut: “It’s Hermione Granger meets ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ meets the Ice Capades meets ‘Mean Girls.’” For all its disparate ingredients, though, PEASPROUT CHEN: FUTURE LEGEND OF SKATE AND SWORD . . . speaks in a single, strong voice, thanks to its spirited heroine.” Read the whole thing here:
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Ouija Boards, Oracle Monkeys, and Vegan Delights

What do ouija boards, oracular monkeys, and vegan delights have in common? Find out by reading this boisterous interview I did with author Camille DeAngelis for our debut author’s group. I can’t mention its name, though. It’s a stealth ninja debut author’s group. MORE


“Pearl Rehabilitative Colony for Ungrateful Daughters” has been nominated for the Nebula. MORE