Friends — My debut novel-in-stories, Cake Time, is almost here!

April 6, 2017, is the official publication date — and I hope you’ll celebrate with me at one or many of the cakey events next month, the biggest of which is the Los Angeles launch event:

Siel Ju reads from her novel-in-stories CAKE TIME
with special guests
Janice Lee, Victoria Patterson, and Jim Ruland
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles
(Facebook event page)

It’ll be really cake time because there’ll be cupcakes, and wine, and other fantastic writers who’ll be reading short pieces about Los Angeles. Please come — whether you plan to get Cake Time from Skylight Books or have already preordered it elsewhere or plan to borrow it from the library or win it on Goodreads — and say hello and eat sweet things.

I really, really hope to see you there!

I’m also coming to Oakland / San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle — All events are FREE; most will have cake!

Oakland / San Francisco
Siel Ju reads from CAKE TIME with fellow Red Hen Press authors Andrew Lam and Brynn Saito
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 7 pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland
(Facebook event page)

Siel Ju in conversation with Kevin Sampsell
Monday, April 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Powell’s on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland
(Facebook event page)

Bellingham, Wash.
Siel Ju reads from Cake Time with Kelly Magee
Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at 7 pm
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham, Wash.

Siel Ju: Cake Time with Corinne Manning and Tara Atkinson
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia St., Seattle


After that I’ll be back in SoCal, and there’ll be more readings in the Los Angeles area:

Red Hen Press event featuring Elizabeth Powell, Siel Ju, Angela Palm, and Lynnell Edwards
Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 3 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.

Writes of Spring Festival
April 19-20, 2017, time TBA
Rio Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Rd., Whittier, Calif.

Why There Are Words Los Angeles
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 7pm
Location TBD, Los Angeles.

Cake Time: A Reading at SMC Spring Literary Series
Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm
Santa Monica College, HSS 165, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica

Ain’t Too Proud To Beg event at The Window @A.G. Geiger
Sunday, April 30, 2017, 4 pm
A.G.Geiger Fine Art Books, 502 Chung King Ct., Los Angeles

And don’t forget I’ll be doing a pre-publication reading at the Angels Flight • literary west Salon with Siel Ju & Lilliam Rivera on Sunday, March 26, 2017, 4 pm – 6 pm at Clifton’s Republic, 648 S Broadway, Los Angeles!

In June, I’ll be hitting the east coast. If you’re in NYC, put June 8 in your calendar! I’ll be reading with fellow Red Hen Press authors at Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton St., Brooklyn, on Thu, June 8, 2017, 7:30 pm. More about that and other east coast readings closer to date —

Hope to see you in April!