My name is Maisie Chan and I am a British Chinese author who lives in Glasgow. I'm a Bookseller 'One to watch' children's author and my novel Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths was one of the Guardian's Books of the Month for June 2021 and Scottish Book Trust's Book of the Month July 2021. It was shortlisted for the amazing Blue Peter Book Awards 2022 and is now on the Jhalak Prize shortlist too! What a year!


I'm super excited to reveal that my second novel for children is called 

Keep Dancing, Lizzie Chu which is out 9th June 2022 with Piccadilly Press in the U.K. It's about Lizzie Chu whose wai gong (grandfather) is acting strange. It has cosplay (dressing up as your favourite comic character), a road trip, Chinese deities and sausage sandwiches and of course, dancing. I really hope you like it! 


Pre-orders really help new authors like myself, click HERE if you would like to buy it. 


Other fantastic news:

Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths is long listed for Bransford Boase Award 2022 which is an award for a debut author and their editor. It is also am Empathy Lab UK #ReadForEmpathy title for primary schools and the Lit In Colour reading list. 


Danny Chung has also been long listed for these school library awards: The Redbridge SLS Children's Book Award (London), the Spark School Book Awards (Kingston and Richmond) and The Big Book Awards (Shropshire). It will also be part of Read Woke South Ayrshire and the North Lanarkshire Read to Succeed tour. 




To visit the Maisie Chan Bookshop click on BookShop logo or HERE to buy my books.

You will also see curated lists of books by East and Southeast Asian writers. Enjoy! 

"I liked seeing things that aren't in other books like Tiger balm and congee" - Edie, aged 9