Allison's Book Bag

Fifth-Generation Chinese American

Posted on: September 12, 2012

Lots of more specials coming your way this week! For starters, I’ll have a mid-week review of Sulan by Camille Picott. Following it on Thursday, I’ll have a guest post by Camille Picott.

Camille Picott has been writing books since the age of ten. Now she’s a wife, mom, and writer. One intriguing thing I found online about her is that takes a different approach to reviews. Although she reads for enjoyment like many of us, she reads for instruction. Her Writer’s View shares what she’s learned as a writer from the books she’s read. Picott encourages comments, for she’d love to create a constructive forum where other readers and writers share their thoughts, so check the page out.

Of course, if reviews were all Picott wrote, I’d leave it to other bloggers to feature her. My reason for spotlighting her is that she also writes novels. A fifth-generation Chinese American, her emphasis is on Asian characters and settings. Picott loves Chinese mythology and sharing their wonder with children. She’s also concerned with the struggles which Asian Americans have in the United States. Having grown up hearing stories of discrimination suffered by her family members, she tries to use Chinese myth and fable in her writing to explore themes of racism.

You can learn more about her about her in the below interview and about her passion in her guest post which will appear at Alllison’s Book Bag on Thursday:

4 Responses to "Fifth-Generation Chinese American"

Camille is great and I LOVED Sulan. I can’t wait for more!

You should like tomorrow! I’ll have a guest post by Camille.

Hi Allison, thanks so much for this spotlight post! I really appreciate it!

You’re welcome! I love to profile authors before I post a review of their book. It’s fun for me and hopefully my readers. 🙂

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