Loan is the author of A Pho Love Story, a rom-com published by Simon & Schuster's Books for Young Readers. She is also a book editor at Atria Books, a Simon & Schuster imprint. She graduated from Fairfield University with her bachelor's degree in 2014 and her MFA degree in 2017. In addition to her YA writing, Loan writes adult short stories—mostly ghost stories—and her work has appeared in CRAFT Literary, Mud Season Review, and more. Visit her website at writerloanle.com and find her on Twitter @loanloan.
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
Yeah, I take Vietnamese classes on Wednesday nights. But . . . aren’t you Vietnamese? * At first, I thought learning Vietnamese in a class setting would only further embarrass me. It’s gonna be full of non-Vietnamese people and they’re going to look down on me. They’ll think, “Why is she in this class?” I always felt […]More