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Frankly In Love

My debut novel is Frankly In Love, out September 10, 2019.

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

The boy is Korean-American, like me.

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"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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Paramount Players optioned my book for development into a feature film a year before its publication date.



16-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, Indonesia, Serbia, and Romania.

map is approximate.

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penguin young readers, putnam

Frankly In Love will come out September 10, 2019 under Penguin Young Readers, Putnam imprint.

My editor is the incomparable Jen Klonsky.