~ Queue up episode 800 of the podcast wherever fine shows are hosted and check out me and host Brad Listii (author of the amazing BE BRIEF AND TELL THEM EVERYTHING) discuss life and books and writing. Find the video of our interview on YouTube. ~ As an added bonus, get 20% off my collection… Continue reading I’m on the OTHERPPL Podcast!!
Come join me in person in Long Beach and Echo Park! And virtually in Larchmont! October 18th, 6PM at Bel Canto Books in Long Beach, I’ll be celebrating my new book, IF I WERE THE, OCEAN I’D CARRY YOU HOME, with a bunch of amazing authors and friends: Toni Ann Johnson, Jackson Bliss, Umi Hsu… Continue reading Upcoming Events!
If I Were the Ocean, I’d Carry You Home is featured on two new October book lists: Zibby Owens’ Good Morning America list of “15 October books to make you think and feel” and Alta Journal of the West’s list as well. “Pete Hsu’s debut story collection chronicles scenes from a life adrift in this… Continue reading Making the book lists -Good Morning America & Alta Journal
I’ll be at the San Francisco LitQuake this weekend and would love to see you! I’ll be on the Debut Authors: On the Cutting Edge panel. I’ll be discussing the path If I Were the Ocean, I’d Carry You Home took to publication, along with Kai Harris and Talia Lakshmi Kolluri’s debate novels. We will… Continue reading LitQuake San Francisco
Check me and Tony DuShane out on the Drinks With Tony Podcast, episode #207! Tony and Pete discuss The problems of writing the novel, Pete’s conversion to evangelical christianity, why Pete left the religion,….and how Grapes of Wrath ends with a man sucking on a woman’s breast. Listen wherever fine podcasts are hosted!
Check me out on UCLA Extension’s The Write Process podcast, where I tell the story of how IF I WERE THE OCEAN, I’D CARRY YOU HOME went from 7 pages of a failed novel manuscript into an award winning full-length short story collection (available on Oct 11th on Red Hen Press)! Listen wherever fine podcasts… Continue reading On The Write Process; UCLA Writer’s Program’s podcast
My short story collection, IF I WERE THE OCEAN, I’D CARRY YOU HOME (Red Hen Press), is available for pre-order! Its launch date is October 11th, 2022, but you can put in your orders in now at most anywhere that sells new books. This includes the usual places: bookshop.org and amazon.com, as well as your… Continue reading PRE-ORDERS
On Sunday, May 22 at 5PM, I’ll be at Skylight Books with poet Jenny Qi (FOCAL POINT) and novelist Lily Hoang (UNDERNEATH) to read from and discuss our books. Please join us! This event is free and Jenny and Lily’s books will be available for sale and signing. My collection can be preordered from Skylight… Continue reading Skylight Books Event with Jenny Qi and Lily Hoang
Hello, friends! I’m on Goodreads where you can see ratings and reviews of my chapbook THERE IS A MAN, and my forthcoming story collection IF I WERE THE OCEAN, I’D CARRY YOU HOME. Feel free to stop by, leave a review, and maybe ask me a question!
Hello, friends! I will be at a few events in May, including Jenny Qi’s belated book launch at Skylight and Red Hen Press’s craft panel & workshop at the Pasadena Lit Fest. Come by and say hi! LitFest Pasadena Red Hen Press Craft Panel & Short Fiction Workshop I’ll be discussing the craft of fiction… Continue reading Upcoming Events!