Gina Chen is an author, software engineer, and occasional artist. She spent most of her life thinking she hated writing, until she churned out a few hundred thousand words of fanfiction and decided that maybe she was a writer. She tells stories about (anti)heroines, the unfortunate creatures who love them, and the kind of cleverness that brings trouble in its wake.
She resides in sunny Southern California.
+ Works +
“Fools”, Foreshadow (Feb 2019) and forthcoming Foreshadow: The Magic of Reading & Writing YA (Algonquin Young Readers, Oct 2020)
Ahma says my parents were a pair of fools. Runaways, who bartered the promise of my mother's womb to a witch to escape a kingdom that would sooner see them dead than in love.
“With ‘Fools,’ Gina Chen has written a lush, compelling fantasy that transports the reader to a very unusual island. The main character Fanny is instantly lovable (despite her apparent lack of a heart) and the moment I hit the last page of this jewel of a story, I was desperate for more.”
— Sabaa Tahir, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Vile Vile Violet, a darkly comedic fantasy
A witch. A prince. A curse. A kiss.
You think you know the story, but this is no fairy tale.
Artwork by Alexa Sharpe