Author Chen visits Island Books

From left to right, Julia Johnson (former editorial assistant at Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins) and Justina Chen (author of “With Twice the Love, Dessie Mei”) visit at Chen’s May 7 book launch at Island Books on Mercer Island. It was a standing-room-only, sold-out event celebrating the release of Chen’s debut middle grade novel. Chen is a past winner of the Asian Pacific American Literature Award. Courtesy photo