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Joy Sandwich

Apr 25, 2016

Greetings, bibliophiles! On Episode 52 of the Joy Sandwich podcast, Jessica and Non sit down with with their lovely friend and amazing writer Yi Shun Lai to talk about her debut novel, Not a Self-Help Book: The Misadventures of Marty Wu!

We chat with Yi Shun about her writing process for Not a Self-Help Book, the humorous diary-style writing, Yi Shun's unique diction, creating fiction from truth, her sources of inspiration, pitching the novel (check out How I landed a publisher from Yi Shun's blog; the book was pitched as "Bridget Jones's Diary meets The Joy Luck Club"), the importance of reading books by and about diverse writers, independent publishing, and so much good stuff about books, writing, creativity, and head cheese!

Order your copy of Yi Shun's new book here or here (and be sure to leave a joyful rating and review on Amazon and Goodreads!)


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Show Notes

Recent Joys: Yi Shun talks about her AWP weekend with Roz and a Joshua Tree-Les Miserables road trip with friends!

Non and Jessica take a trip up to Los Angeles to see the Star Trek symphony at the Pantages theater with Michelle! Also, Agent Carter (we love you, Hayley Atwell!) is soooo great! And Yi Shun loves the BBC show Black Books on Netflix.


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And as always, embrace your joy!