I was born in 1983 in Alexandria, Virginia, to Taiwanese immigrants. I grew up in Central Florida, have a B.A. in journalism from New York University, and have taught writing in Sarah Lawrence College's MFA program. I'm the author of ten books (four novels, a memoir, a novella, a tweet-collection, a story-collection, two poetry-collections) and two ebooks. I edit Muumuu House and draw mandalas. I'm on Twitter and Instagram. I live in Hawaii. 

I'm working on a nonfiction book titled Self Heal: How I Cured My Autism, Autoimmunity, Eczema, Depression, and Other Health Problems Naturally and an essay collection titled Life in Wartime. I'm represented by The Clegg Agency.

(2021, Vintage)

(2018, Vintage)

(2015, Short Flight/Long Drive)

(2013, Vintage)

(2010, Melville House)

(2009, Melville House)

(2008, Melville House)

(2007, Melville House)

(2007, Melville House)

(2006, Action Books)

(2006, bear parade) (ebook)

(2006, bear parade) (ebook)