Apr 19, 2023
Embark on a compelling journey as bestselling author, Abigail Hing Wen, known for her acclaimed Loveboat, Taipei series, and renowned writer, IW Gregorio, a practicing urologist turned masked avenging YA writer, candidly discuss demystifying mental health in their novels and personal lives. From navigating neurodiversity to depicting characters grappling with learning differences, cultural struggles, and mental health challenges, these two literary powerhouses share their unique perspectives in a frank and enlightening conversation on this vital topic.
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Abigail Hing Wen is a filmmaker and the New York Times best selling author of novel of Loveboat, Taipei, a Barnes and Noble YA Book Club Pick which has been adapted to the screen, starring Ashley Liao (Hunger Games) and Ross Butler (Shazam, Thirteen Reasons Why). The companion novels, Loveboat Reunion and Loveboat Forever (forthcoming November 2023) follows the gang and their community through new coming of age journeys. In her works, Abigail explores neurodiverse characters struggling to navigate learning, social and cultural differences as well as characters in high pressure situations struggling with mental health issues.
"With a knack for trying and succeeding at new things," according to Forbes, Abigail has been described by Pop Culturist as “one of the voices of her generation.”
Abigail holds degrees from Harvard, Columbia and Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives with her husband and two children in the San Francisco Bay Area.
To learn more about Filmmaker & New York Times bestselling author of Loveboat, Taipei, In post-production with Lionsgate:
Loveboat Reunion out now
Loveboat Forever coming November 2023!
Serendipity short story anthology out from MacMillan
IW Gregorio is a practicing urologist by day, masked avenging YA writer by night. She is the author of the Schneider Award-winning This Is My Brain in Love (an Amazon Best Book), and the Lambda Literary Finalist None of the Above. She is a founding member of We Need Diverse books and, as an ally, a proud board member of interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth.
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