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I’m Mae Respicio ( RES-PEE-CEE-YO! 😊) and my middle grade novel THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT is out now in a library or bookstore near you! (Woohoo!) I have another coming out not long after that (still untitled), and a few other fun things 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 author of the middle grade novels THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT (2018) & BEACH SEASON (2020), both from Random House Children's Books. She is the past recipient of a PEN Emerging Voices Fellowship and a David Henry Hwang Writers Institute scholarship for playwriting, 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 Kids, 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; Hollywood Screenwriter's Assistant; 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.