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I’m Mae Respicio ( RES-PEE-CEE-YO! 😊) and my novel THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT comes out soon... June 12, 2018, to be exact. (Woohoo!) I have another coming out with Random House Kids not long after that, and a few other fun book projects in the works (stay tuned!). This pic is of me in my Northern California bowl-cut days (I'm currently torturing my kids with this same hairdo).
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Semi-Fancy Writing Bio
Mae is the past recipient of a PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowship and a David Henry Hwang Writers Institute scholarship, and has been a writer-in-residence at Hedgebrook and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Her writing & photography has been published in a variety of places including Pregnancy Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Patagonia, Pottery Barn, 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 also worked with the Filipino-American community of Los Angeles to edit the nonfiction book Images of America: Filipinos in Los Angeles (Arcadia Publishing).
Ginzu Steak Knives Bio
In addition to novelist, Mae's had lots of fun (and a few not so fun) jobs including:
Assistant to 2 Academy-Award Nominated Directors; Worst Waitress Ever; Ginzu Steak Knives Seller; Magazine Telemarketer; Film Studio Video Tape Cataloguer (remember video tapes?); On-Air Promotions Writer; Website Editor; After School Writing Teacher; Writer of Parenting Lists; Facebook Updater Gal; and University Creative Writing Program Administrator. However, her favorite "job" is as a mama to 2 awesome boys!
Mae and her family live in the suburban wild of Northern California, not far from the ocean and the redwoods.