Visiting the first tiny house built in the United States, which is sitting in a backyard in Sonoma, California.

Visiting the first tiny house built in the United States, which is sitting in a backyard in Sonoma, California.

Mae's middle grade novel, THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT, debuts June 12, 2018 from Penguin Random House & Wendy Lamb Books. She is the past recipient of a PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowship and has been awarded writing residencies at Hedgebrook and Atlantic Center for the Arts.

Mae's writing has been published by Pregnancy Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Patagonia, Red Tricycle, and The Bigger the Better the Tighter the Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image, and Other Hazards of Being Female (Seal Press), among others. She worked with the Filipino-American community of Los Angeles to author Images of America: Filipinos in Los Angeles (Arcadia Publishing).  


In addition to novelist, Mae's had lots of fun (and not so fun) jobs including Worst Waitress Ever, Ginzu Steak Knives Seller, Magazine Telemarketer, Film Studio Video Tape Cataloguer (remember video tapes?), On-Air Promo Writer, Website Editor, After School Writing Teacher, Assistant to 2 Academy-Award Nominated Directors, Facebook Updater Person & University Administrator. However, her favorite "job" is as Mom to 2 awesome boys!  

Mae and her family live in the suburban wild of Northern California, not far from the ocean and the redwoods. The House That Lou Built is her first novel.


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