Modern Mom: 5 Survival Tips

May 14, 2013By justinabetrayal, divorce, Justina Chen, Modern Mom, Return to Me, surviving an affair, What Now, What Now: Survival Guide for the Blindsided and Brokenhearted No Comments

After I finished writing RETURN TO ME, I realized I had *much* more to say to women. So in three fast-and-furious writing days, a slim self-help companion guide poured out of me. WHAT NOW: SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR THE BLINDSIDED AND BROKENHEARTED is a sister-to-sister manual detailing what to do in the first thirty days after … Read More

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

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

Disney’s Social Media Conference

February 10, 2013By justinaDisney, Disney Park, Justina Chen, Marvel Comics, Ragan Communications, Social Media No Comments

When Disney says, Be Our Guest, the company isn’t kidding! 400 communicators from Marvel Comics to Whole Foods and Zappos to NASA descended on Disneyworld on Feb 6-9 to attend a Social Media Conference, co-hosted by Disney’s Social Media Team and Ragan Conferences. Among some of the many wonderful projects that Disney’s team spearheads, one … Read More

RETURN TO ME: Book Party Photo Essay

January 29, 2013By justinaDia Calhoun, Janet Lee Carey, Justina Chen, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Lorie Ann Grover, Return to Me, Therese Plummer, University Bookstore 4 Comments

My thanks to everyone for celebrating RETURN TO ME at the book launch party on Sunday at the University Bookstore. There, for two hours, we celebrated the transformation of dust to stardust in stories and lives. After laboring over RETURN TO ME for the better part of two years, it was utterly surreal to see … Read More