Name: Joanne Machin
Asian background: Chinese-American
What is it about your experience and upbringing that inspired you the most to write?
I didn’t see very many stories in the media related to being an immigrant or being Chinese-American in the United States. I want to see more of these narratives brought up in the books I read, the TV shows and movies I watched, and more. Romance is my favorite genre–so I started there. I’d love to see more Chinese-Americans, and Asian people in general, get their happily-ever-afters!
Name 3 authors and 3 books:
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Temporary Wife Temptation by Jayci Lee
Faker by Sarah Smith
What do you think is the best quality a writer can have?
Always being open to learning something new!
Any last words?
I’m currently obsessed Animal Crossing: New Horizon, so if anybody wants to be friends… hit me up.
Challenge: Write a one-sentence story!
Once I paid off Tom Nook, it was time for him to pay me back.