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Hi! Welcome to my website. Thanks for stopping by.


My name is pronounced like two C's. Just getting it out there upfront now after years of awkward classroom roll calls and failing to correct people who mispronounce it for months (it's too late after awhile!).

I was born in China and grew up in central Illinois, where I lived most of my life.


I went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and then Harvard Law School, studying practical things, while writing a laundry list of original fiction that never got published and a healthy dose of fan fiction. 


Now, I live in Brooklyn with my husband and our cat Umberto, who is the primary feature of my Instagram. When I'm not writing, I'm usually doing the other time-consuming thing that pays me: being a tech lawyer. 


My first novel, THIS PLACE IS STILL BEAUTIFUL, will be released Spring 2022 with Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins.

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