Jennie Liu

Jennie Liu is the daughter of Chinese immigrants. She has been fascinated by the attitudes, social policies, and changes in China each time she visits. She lives in North Carolina with her family.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“That was when I knew I had a problem.”—Family Life by Akhil Sharma

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

David Sedaris, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Celeste Ng

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

To appease the restless mind.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Put your butt in the chair. If you sit there, something will happen.