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Iā€™m Mae Respicio ( RES-PEE-CEE-YO! šŸ˜Š) 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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  Raise your hand if you ever had this haircut!

Raise your hand if you ever had this haircut!


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.  

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

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


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