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Lisa Yee

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Lisa Yee was born and raised near Los Angeles. As a kid, she loved reading, opening brand new boxes of cereal (to get the prize), and riding the teacups at Disneyland.

Lisa attended Brightwood Elementary School in Monterey Park, California where she once won an award for best decorated cake. However, Lisa cut the ribbon in half because her friend Linda had also worked on the cake, and they had agreed to split any prize they might win.

While at Alhambra High School, Lisa was on the debate team and president of the honor society. On occasion, she would ditch class and sneak off to the library. (Okay, so she never quite figured out the juvenile delinquent thing.) At the University of Southern California, she majored in English and Humanities, an
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It seems like I was just home from Laramie, WY and studying the stars, when it was time to hit the road again.

This time, it was off to the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Summer Conference, hence to be known at the SCBWISCXYZ.

The SCBWI is the largest group of children's book writers and illustrators in the world, with over 22,000 members. I've been going to the conference f... Read more of this blog post »
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" Tricia wrote: "You're so clever! And creative too! My favorite book so far is Absolutely, Maybe! Happy New Year to you."

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Lisa Yee said "yes" to attending YA in Bloom
date: June 25, 2011 01:00PM
location: Vroman's Bookstore, Pasadena, 695 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA, The United States
description: YA in Bloom is a casual lunch meeting for readers, writers, bloggers, and educators interested in young adult literature.
For more info, please visit http://bit.ly/YAinBloom.

Admission is a $12.50 donation for lunch and meeting materials. Any funds not used for food and supplies will be donated to Book by Book (a nonprofit).

If you know any YA fans in the Southern California area, please pass along the event info. Thanks!

More of Lisa's books…
“What my parents kept failing to understand was how happy I was when I was alone with my books. There was no pressure to perform or be cute, and books never disappoint-- unless, of course, you've chosen a bad one. But then, you can always put it down and pick up another one without any repercussions.”
Lisa Yee, Millicent Min, Girl Genius
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“I think that the only real way to tell if a boy like likes you is to be direct. None of this game-playing, that's juvenile. Instead, even though it might be scary, the thing to do is to just march up and ask one of your friends to ask someone else to ask one of his friends what he thinks about you.”
Lisa Yee, So Totally Emily Ebers
tags: humor

“Gus and I talk about girls a lot, but we can't figure them out. They are so confusing. Like, if you look at them, they get mad. And if you don't look at them, they get mad. And if you're nice to them, they think you like them. And if you're mean to them, they think you like them. And if you do like them, they think you hate them.”
Lisa Yee, Stanford Wong Flunks Big-time
tags: truth

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message 10: by Tenzin

Tenzin no problem, thank you!


message 9: by Lisa

Lisa Yee Tenzin wrote: "I love your books and you are one of my favorite authors! I am so grateful!"

Oh, how cool!!! Thankyouverymuch!!!


Tenzin I love your books and you are one of my favorite authors! I am so grateful!


Tenzin Thank you so much for accepting my friend request!


message 6: by Lisa

Lisa Yee Sarah wrote: "Thank you for being my friend. I think I might be blushing as I type this. I love your books. I want to be able to write like you one day."

Thank "you," Sarah, for your kinds words. And best of luck with your writing!


message 5: by Sarah

Sarah Thank you for being my friend. I think I might be blushing as I type this. I love your books. I want to be able to write like you one day.


message 4: by Chloe

Chloe I just found somthing very interesting. You might want to call your editor because there is a mistake on page 108 in So Totally Emily Ebers. It says volleyvall instead of volleyball. It does not change your writing at all though. IT IS THE BEST STILLL!!!!!!!


Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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Roxanne Hi Lisa! Thanks for your friendship.


Andrea Kulman Hi & thank you for being a friend on Good Reads.


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