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"emiko gene" Discussed on What Book Hooked You?

What Book Hooked You?

05:49 min | Last month

"emiko gene" Discussed on What Book Hooked You?

"This is what book you. I'm broccoli and thanks for listening this week. i'm talking to emiko gene. Whose book tokyo ever after was a new york times bestseller and also one of reese spoons. Book club selections so exciting. Things happened to this book that came out in may of this year so it was great to be able to talk to go to kind of unpack some of that reflect back on some of that and also learn about for origins of wanting to become a writer. So craig conversation and listen.

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"emiko gene" Discussed on Books and Boba

Books and Boba

08:03 min | 2 months ago

"emiko gene" Discussed on Books and Boba

"News For september twenty. Twenty one We recording today on a. It's a new era. We survived in election That's right yeah. And as a result things are just the way they were before not just the way they were before because now we are three hundred million dollars in deficit because of the stupid recall and all of that money could have been allocated into other things that we could have used like housing and protecting people from vic and providing aid for student loans. And all that crap it's such a microcosm of like the american liberal has experience which is like we fight so hard to win the status quo. Yeah it's the story of of not being republican. I like it's been pretty terrible. Recently with just maintaining the status quo as you said. I mean with happened in texas with their abortion bill and yeah it's just it's just been a hot mess and yeah. The recall is something that we we needed like. It's it's a win but it really doesn't feel like a win. Fear theory completely forgot about it too. 'cause like i soon as my ballot came in just like i just did it because like if you look at the candidates i was like none of these candidates are even remotely acceptable. Like party party aside. It's just like in in terms of like experience and like just attitude. I was like this. Is this like why would you vote for any of these people. You know you would think that and you know as a canadian. I was on the sideline. So i couldn't really do anything. Besides tell my friends to go vote but I do remember the last this happened. I was in college and we ended up with The governator and as a result to this day on my university. Diploma is arnold schwarzenegger's autograph as my governor anyways. We're not here to talk about california politics. We're here to talk about the book news of the of the last few weeks. And y'all let's get to it. Re-re what's our first publishing news right. In a six-figure preempt delacour acquired midnight strikes by zebac. Shawna's this y a fantasy debut with russian doll inspire twist follows low born anees whose attendance at royal ball is disrupted by an explosion that ripped through the palace at the stroke of midnight killing everyone again and again and again to escape this nightmarish time loop on ice must figure out. Who's targeting the royal family with the help of the charming prince leo and hope they can survive past midnight. Publication is planned for spring. Twenty twenty three. The sounds great. I love russian doll. I like a good time loop story. Although i don't know maybe maybe they should let the monarchy fall who knows and this is a good monarchy. Right that's why they're trying to save it. All monarchy's are bad. But yeah i really like time loop stories like it's always nice to see like creative ways that characters overcome problems and how a ripple effect and how lake time loops stories are very complicated but also simple in terms of just like pitching. So i'm really. I'm really curious. Estee like how the story will turn out. Yeah so congratulations to zeba our next up after a ten house auction william moral one north american rights to jeans adult debut. Mika in real life for seven figures. Wow congratulations to emiko Gene is the author of the. Why novel talk you ever after. Which was a reese. Witherspoon book club. Why a pick and also a former guest this podcast Meakin real life follows a japanese american woman who reconnects with the daughter. She placed for adoption seventeen years ago. And so lincoln's second chance and motherhood love in the career she always wanted. The novel also explores larger issues of overcoming personal trauma and the model minority myth. There's no publication date Mentioned but i'm guessing twenty twenty two Or maybe like early twenty twenty three. We'll see i'm sure they'll announce it pretty soon. Yeah it looks like this book was pretty Pretty sought after Mickle is busy with the second book of the tokyo. Crafter cds to do so. This will come after that right. Yeah but she probably finished. The sequel to tokyo ever after because publishing is weird like that. Finish your book and then it's already going through line edits by the time. The next book announced so okay so next book deal quilt tree. Book spot clementine. And danny save the world and each other by livia blackburn. Pitched as you've got mail meets. Yes no maybe so this why. A rom com follows to teens who fall in love while working together to protect their chinatown community from gentrification project only to discover that their respective anonymous internet alter egos have been clashing with each other for years. Publication is scheduled for summer twenty twenty three. You've got mail. That is a really popular. I guess trope young. I mean i guess since the internet has only got more complex and maybe maybe because like i remember when you've got mail came out and like only people are like. Aol could relate to email because it wasn't available to everybody like if he watch. You've got mail. They have those computers. Where like the screen is black. And when you're typing the font is in green like that's how old you've got mail is but you've got mail is one of my favorite movies. I think it has despite the whole technology not aging very well. The concept has aged very well and this idea of like enemies to lovers but not knowing that their enemies is always interesting. it adds a new dimension to To like the relationship so yeah. I'm pretty excited to read this. Because yeah the internet is is a dark place and i wonder how they've been interacting which platform our enemies on instagram scali. An outright like person that would suck. Well i mean it. It sounds like they have a good cause. I mean a good heart. They're trying to protect their community from judge vacation. It takes a little bit of. I dunno sincerity. I hope it's like some sort of like both hit like fandom beef like star wars. Or i don't know what's a good one twilight whether the ca- i mean twilight has come back by the way there's something called twilight core and like it's very funny because i do go on like fashion tick talk and have been seeing. Tek talkers dress in twilight core fashion. And i'm like dude. This is just like mid two thousand old navy slash retail outfits. This is pretty much. What every teenager war back then. Not because it was in style but because that.

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"emiko gene" Discussed on Books and Boba

Books and Boba

06:04 min | 4 months ago

"emiko gene" Discussed on Books and Boba

"Out cover. Yeah so this is the first book of a series and this is one of the questions that my my girlfriend asked me to confirm his second book. It is holiday. Yeah it was picked up in a two book contract. And yeah there i actually. I have finished the second book. It's with my editor right now. I'm going to start on revisions here soon. But yeah there will be more more zinni. Did you write both at the same time. You right the right one. I start on the second. I wrote when i and i actually sold tokyo after like on a parcel so it wasn't even a full manuscript. Who is like ten chapters of the book and then it was bought. And i was like terrified because i was like. Oh my god actually write it. So that was slightly terrifying. So it's all they took you ever after sold like two years ago. A lot of people are always surprised when you sell a bucket doesn't automatically publish it takes yard to in production everything And then so right. After i finished writing took you over. After i a- i started the second book and i turned it actually the day before took over after published. I i kinda got it by my teeth. Yeah so. I like my question. Is you mentioned like going to japan after The pandemic kind of settles down on. What is something that you want to do in japan. like what. What are your dream activities. Yeah i mean. I guess the question is like what is something. I don't wanna do when. I want to visit all of the imperial sites that i wrote about as close as i can get to them which might actually get kicked out of japan if they're trying to get too close but I i wanna see everything what feels the most important and the most emotional is that we recently found out that there was some land inherited By my dad and his siblings that was passed down According to heritage laws in japan from his great grandmother that's in fukushima and so were going to go try to see if we can find that land. I'm hoping i'm hoping to kind of be contact. Historian or register. See if we can. We can kind of out that information but that seems so finding also a little bit like a treasure hunt which is always exciting to that sounds amazing. I haven't done any hair travel but it sounds great that you'll have like some purpose in your visit to the distance. All the fun stuff. You'll do fun stuff there. So there's so much i mean. Yeah i'm i'm just right now like narrowing down itinerary in how long we wanna see in tokyo and then where else we want to visit. What were there and just trying to figure out you know where. It's not only my dad in either going. It's my to may three siblings. So we're gonna we're gonna go and heavy well. Michael thank you so much for joining us on books and but it was such a pleasure talking to you. Thank you so much for writing such a great book and looking forward to. We're all looking forward to the conclusion of zuma's adventures Took you ever after is available. Now booksellers everywhere. So if if i'm listening to us talk got new excited about go. Check it out But thank you so much for joining us thinking. Where can our listeners. Fine to you by the way. Oh yeah thanks for asking. So i'm on instagram. At emiko gene books and my website is because he dot com might be any codeine books dot com. I'm pretty sure it's because gene dot com and i'm also on facebook Books so any of those places. Thank you so much thank you. And that was our interview with emiko gene. The author of took after available source everywhere man. I'm looking forward to that second book. I'm glad it i. can you turn it in. So it's coming up in about a year or two in publishing schedule a year from now a year. I like i find it really funny about your girlfriend was just like hey. So that's mine right. Talk with your copy of tokyo ever after. Currently i didn't redefine pret loonie Declaring relationship apparently everything. Onus wants to her now i mean. That's how relationships that was the only one who was unaware well Don't forget that are july. Twenty twenty one bucks symbol but club pick is an ocean of minutes by the limb is a scifi novel about time travel at capitalism And we'll be discussing that look at the end of the month but until then Thanks for listening to book some boba and interview emiko gene We'll see next tech by. Everyone thinks we're listening to books and bulla. This podcast was hosted by marvin. Your and we were. You edited introduced her. Marvin you follow the book club on twitter and instagram. By going to ac books and over and engage with us on good rates on our school you can also check a past episodes of the podcast by going to simple dot com and by subscribing to us on your favorite podcast app. Don't forget you can support. Looks boba an asian american authors by purchasing books at our shop dot org count check out the link in our show notes and also epoch. 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"emiko gene" Discussed on Books and Boba

Books and Boba

08:03 min | 4 months ago

"emiko gene" Discussed on Books and Boba

"And we are here with emiko gene. The author of will never be apart impressive. All seasons and most recently tokyo ever after emiko so nice to have you on the podcast. Thank you for taking the time to speak with us. Thank you for having me today. Yeah congratulations on your recent book. Launch of my girlfriend has already re-regular. She read your book before. I even had a chance to receive your book. I think she's very excited. I'm talking to you right now. So we usually like to ask our authors like if they were always a writer if it's a passion that came later in life. I know that like i was looking at your bio earlier and it seems like you've juggled a lot of things in your past in your past life. You were an entomologist. You were a candle maker. You were a teacher. So how did you become a writer. Yeah so my road to writing and publication was really windy and long always been a really voracious reader. Remember getting stacks and stacks of books from the library on my mama. Take me there like every weekend. And i would get you back then. I think libraries have limited to now. But back then you. It was as much as you could carry over like rain. Myself down with books But i never really saw myself in any of the books that i read. I looking back now as i am. Kind of examining my adolescents. I i had never read a book. By japanese american author or even an asian american author. Add never read a book as a young person that featured in asian american protagonist And so i think that was really formative The clothes that pathway. So although i loved reading i never thought that i could be a writer and so i pursued a bunch of jobs like he said metaphors happy. That so like. I tried my hand being like a quote unquote small business owner. Which meant. I was trying to be like a florist or channel. I got a master's degree in teaching My parents were teachers Sorry try bat for a little while. I tried on anthropology which i actually really loved. I ended up loving writing slightly more. So i was really unhappy at the jobs that i was working at. And that's when. I started to rate my first book. I think for me at least but i was kind of in this like really unhappy period in my life like i was searching for something and that's why i started i. I actually started writing the book. The first book that i ever wrote and cut my teeth on the will never be published. I think it's so bad a phone. I wrote it while i was working and i would tend to be Sending emails and i'd be typing chapters into the body of the email So yes so. I wrote that bug in. I tried to get an agent with that first bucket and it was during the twilight craze. And so i wrote something where wolves than like fairies and stuff in it than Anyways like even embarrassed telling you that wrote that. But it was kind of what i like what i said i cut my teeth on it and and i ended up obviously not getting any representation for that I decided to try my hand at a thriller at away thriller and And that's the book that are that that got me representation with my agent. Who i am so today but even then you know my first book will never be apart was thriller. And the protagonist was white in it so i still hadn't kind of reconciled like putting myself in the page or being japanese american writer on what that meant and i really think subconsciously. I believe that. I wouldn't get published if i didn't have a white main character. So what was the process like for you to reconcile what that because your second book actually is another court drama. Taking place in can imperial court In the near third book it straight up japanese-american main character was a process where you get comfortable with that or is that How how did you come around to like. He's an stories. Yeah so it was very much an evolution in a self examination so around that time there were more and more. This is kind of when the diversity movement in why literature also kicked off and i was seeing the emergence of more asian american writers in the waie space writing stories with asian characters and i decided to write a fantasy mostly because i wanted to study ancient japan At i was interested in fantasy. So i kind of merge those two things together You know my interest in ancient japan and then also interest in mike magical worlds and so and that was really purposeful for me. When i decided i want to write a book that features you know an entire japanese cast of characters and explorers. You know the myth and folklore of japan. And i really see kind of as a building block to tokyo after i mean if you look at them you know as separate pieces they really do look quite different. But for me as like a writer. I did this kind of study of ancient japan. Which i think really prepared me to write this book about you know modern japan. Yeah when you started writing more own stories how did it feel to the feel different Yeah it felt different and empowering It also felt like i was doing something that was more for me so it was also really fulfilling but it was also scary at the same time. Because i wasn't sure you know. I make my living at being a writer. That's always kind of in the back of your mind is. Is this book. Going to sow won't find a readership enter. There's there's always that concern especially because it was right of that tipping point where again like most publishing still is is dominated by white authors white characters. So you know it's it's kind of scary to be putting yourself out there. I want to ask because this takes place in modern day. Japan with modern day Imperial family how much research. What intuit i know like with the british monarchy. There are people who are like really into it So are you like a big imperial family japanese monarchy. I guess like oh talker. I guess i'm not a superfan. But i am really interested in the Especially because you know. In many ways they represent the good and bad japan and the culture of japan And so. I think that's important that you know you know the way that took over after started writing about a girl japanese-american thirteen for her identity and that placement in the imperial family and That like princess. Diaries trope came secondary to that. And so it was really purposeful that i chose the imperial family. Because i wanted it to be you.

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"emiko gene" Discussed on Books and Boba

Books and Boba

02:04 min | 4 months ago

"emiko gene" Discussed on Books and Boba

"And we are here with emiko gene. The author of will never be apart impressive. All seasons and most recently tokyo ever after emiko so nice to have you on the podcast. Thank you for taking the time to speak with us. Thank you for having me today. Yeah congratulations on your recent book. Launch of my girlfriend has already re-regular. She read your book before. I even had a chance to receive your book. I think she's very excited. I'm talking to you right now. So we usually like to ask our authors like if they were always a writer if it's a passion that came later in life. I know that like i was looking at your bio earlier and it seems like you've juggled a lot of things in your past in your past life. You were an entomologist. You were a candle maker. You were a teacher. So how did you become a writer. Yeah so my road to writing and publication was really windy and long always been a really voracious reader. Remember getting stacks and stacks of books from the library on my mama. Take me there like every weekend. And i would get you back then. I think libraries have limited to now. But back then you. It was as much as you could carry over like rain. Myself down with books But i never really saw myself in any of the books that i read. I looking back now as i am. Kind of examining my adolescents. I i had never read a book. By japanese american author or even an asian american author. Add never read a book as a young person that featured in asian american protagonist And so i think that was really formative The clothes that pathway. So although i loved reading i never thought that i could be a writer

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Author Chat with Emiko Jean

Books and Boba

02:04 min | 4 months ago

Author Chat with Emiko Jean

"And we are here with emiko gene. The author of will never be apart impressive. All seasons and most recently tokyo ever after emiko so nice to have you on the podcast. Thank you for taking the time to speak with us. Thank you for having me today. Yeah congratulations on your recent book. Launch of my girlfriend has already re-regular. She read your book before. I even had a chance to receive your book. I think she's very excited. I'm talking to you right now. So we usually like to ask our authors like if they were always a writer if it's a passion that came later in life. I know that like i was looking at your bio earlier and it seems like you've juggled a lot of things in your past in your past life. You were an entomologist. You were a candle maker. You were a teacher. So how did you become a writer. Yeah so my road to writing and publication was really windy and long always been a really voracious reader. Remember getting stacks and stacks of books from the library on my mama. Take me there like every weekend. And i would get you back then. I think libraries have limited to now. But back then you. It was as much as you could carry over like rain. Myself down with books But i never really saw myself in any of the books that i read. I looking back now as i am. Kind of examining my adolescents. I i had never read a book. By japanese american author or even an asian american author. Add never read a book as a young person that featured in asian american protagonist And so i think that was really formative The clothes that pathway. So although i loved reading i never thought that i could be a writer

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"emiko gene" Discussed on Books and Boba

Books and Boba

03:39 min | 4 months ago

"emiko gene" Discussed on Books and Boba

"Marvin. You and i'm rerun new and we are here today with another great author interview This time with emiko. Gene the author of tokyo ever after as well as empress reasons and we'll never be apart After just came out a month ago or two months ago became outta may and was a book club. Pick for book club The book club reese witherspoon. Yeah we had a great time china. We've had a lot of really great author. Levi's these past few weeks and i gotta say this was a fun like you know. Before this one we read a thriller and it was really great to kind of have a pow cleanser with a nice fluffy rahm rongkang like a princess diaries. It's a very comedic story with lots of glitz and glamor and of course like court drama and a little bit of like mean girls young. You've ever watched the movie. What a girl wants with. Amanda binds and colin. I you can expect something along those lines. Asian which is which is which is great So for those of you who are unfamiliar with the story of tokyo ever after it tells the story of using to nocco who is an all american. It tells the story of Tanaka who is japanese american living in a small mostly white northern california town. She's raised by a single mother. Who is a professor of botany and she has never known her father but one day through a series of circumstances she discovers her father's identity and he turns out to be none other than the crown prince of japan which means ismi is literally a princess so she finds out a way to connect with her father and she travels to japan and it is a country that she's always dreamed of going but obviously being a princess is all ballgowns and tiaras. There's a lot of expectations of course a succession drama. Paparazzi mean conniving cousins and a really hot bodyguard. That might you know. Be her soulmate. You know the the works you know. I haven't watched the princess diaries until this year when my girlfriend maybe with her but I can see the appeal in the definitely. I think for all of the you know. Asian american kids who watched that movie kind of wanting to relate but wanting to rely a little more think. This story is for them. I wanna see the movie. I in the story. I think that yeah. Yeah definitely i mean. I love the idea of modern royalty and we see it a lot in european royalty A lot of books about The american girl who hooks up with the prince and then she has to learn how to deal with the laws So this different. Take on the story. And it's nice to see our own culture and tradition being a you know the star of the story. And i don't know i just like really i just really like the trope of Forgotten princess has suddenly learn how it'd be a princess. It's it's just fun. And i'm really glad that we got to read this..

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