frankly in love

My debut novel is Frankly In Love.

It's about a teenage boy who falls in love for fake in order to fall in love for real.

The boy is Korean-American, like me.


"Frankly in Love was one of the hottest manuscripts of 2018, and inspired an intense bidding war between 10 publishing houses."

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14-ish countries and counting

Frankly In Love will be appearing in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, Netherlands, Russia, Turkey, the United States, Arabic-speaking countries, and Indonesia.

 map is approximate.

map is approximate.


penguin young readers, putnam

Frankly In Love will come out Fall 2019 under Penguin Young Readers, Putnam imprint.

My editor is the incomparable Jen Klonsky.