(I haven’t posted in awhile, but let’s just ignore that and get on with it, shall we?) Library Sounds I miss sitting in a library or a café with other people, our silence unifying us. So, I’ve been listening to tracks that mimic this experience. From coffeeshop chatter to café jazz to library sounds, there’s […]More
Loan Le is an associate editor at Simon and Schuster's Atria imprint. She graduated from Fairfield University in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in English and in 2017 with an MFA degree in fiction writing. She has an affinity for stories that almost never end happily, which causes concerned companions to ask about the state of her psyche. In her free time Loan likes to eat too much of everything, go to her eccentric NYC writing group, binge on Netflix, and spend time with her friends. She tweets all the time (@loanloan) and sometimes blogs at writerloanle.me.
One of my favorite websites is revealing the cover for A Phở Love Story, and I CAN’T FREAKING WAIT. I finalized it back in March and have only shared it with family and close friends. It’s been hard keeping it a secret. Let me just say that it perfectly represents Vietnamese-American culture. And it’s flirty […]More
It’s such a sunny day outside, but I’m hoping everyone still remembers to practice social distancing! I’m sitting in my parents’ living room, alternating between reading Remember Me Like This by Bret Anthony Johnston (wonderful so far!), downing a glass of Dalgona whipped coffee, and jotting down notes to a potential second young adult novel. All the while, my favorite music plays in the background.More
Present circumstances are preventing face-to-face meetings, which are so important to forging agent and editor relationships (even though we end up re-scheduling so many times that it seems like we really don’t want to see each other, ha). So, I thought it’d be helpful to provide my “wish list” for any agent who’s interested in learning more about my reading/editing taste. A shortened version is also available on the Atria Books’ ‘About Us’ page.More
While food tends to act as a gateway to my childhood, music also summons the past into the present. I remember listening to Savage Garden’s “Truly, Madly, Deeply” as it played from our radio in the kitchen. I’d wondered how the singer planned to stand on a mountain (of all places!). During long car rides […]More