Happy Pi Day!

March 14, 2013By justinaBooks about Math, buildering, Danica McKellar, feng shui, John Green, Justina Chen, Nothing but the Truth (and a few white lies), Pi Day, Stanford, YA novels, YA Reading List No Comments

So honored to be part of YA Reading List‘s celebration of Pi Day along with John Green and Danica McKellar. There she is, Patty Ho, the protagonist of my debut novel, NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH (and a few white lies). So strange to think that I wrote that book over 6 years ago: buildering (rock … Read More

February 26, 2013By justinaUncategorized No Comments

While seeing my books at bookstores is still a little odd, what is truly unbelievable–and touching–to me are how these same books are inspiring others… to create art to share thoughts and to study in school, whether it’s an aspiring architect in college or a high schooler.

Books YA Love

February 20, 2013By justinaBooksYALove, Justina Chen, Return to Me, YA novels No Comments

Such a lovely review for RETURN TO ME from a librarian blogger over at BooksYALove. My favorite line: “Separation and reunion, perception and reality – Justina Chen once again brings readers a story with the right ending in a complex real world.” She really understood that the book was about transforming dust into stardust. And … Read More

Storytelling: Social Media + Leaders

February 17, 2013By justinaAdam Fuller, Disney, Ragan Communications, Ragan Conference, Social Media, storytelling 1 Comment

One of my all-time truest passions is storytelling–whether researching, writing, rewriting, rewriting, rewriting, rewriting…or teaching about story. I had the privilege of keynoting a social media conference co-hosted by Disney and Ragan Communications. Here’s what one of the attendees picked up about storytelling. (For his complete article filled with great nuggets, click here.) To story … Read More