About me & Press Kit

Short bio:

Maisie Chan is British Chinese children's author from Birmingham. She loves dim sum, yoga and travelling. She has written early readers for Hachette and Big Cat Collins, and has a collection of myths and legends out with Scholastic. She is the author of Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths (U.K.) also known as Danny Chung Sums It Up (U.S.), and the Tiger Warrior chapter book series (M Chan). She runs Bubble Tea Writers Network to support and encourage writers of East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) descent in the U.K. She has a dog called Miko who has big eyes. She lives in Glasgow with her family.

  

Longer bio: 

Maisie Chan is British Chinese children’s author from Birmingham. She is a working-class transracial adoptee who grew up in a council house with few books, lots of pets and a heap of love. At various moments in her youth, she wanted to be a hairdresser, a rapper, and a fashion designer, but thankfully found her true calling, which was none of those things.  On her return from her year abroad at UC Berkeley, Maisie realised that there was (and still it) a lack of British East Asian and Southeast representation in film and literature. She became a writer to change that. She has lived in England, Taiwan, California and now lives in Scotland. She runs Bubble Tea Writers Network to support and encourage British East and Southeast Asian writers (BESEA) and she also founded the Glasgow Children's Writers Group. She has written early readers for Hachette and Big Cat Collins and has published a short story collection for Scholastic. She is the author of Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths (Piccadilly Press/Bonnier Books - U.K. version), also Danny Chung Sums It Up (Amulet Books/Abrams Kids - U.S version) and the chapter book series Tiger Warrior (Hachette Children). She like yoga, dim sum and singing really loudly when she's alone. 


Other Stuff: 

Maisie is a MEGAPHONE mentor, a writer development scheme run by Leila Rasheed. Maisie is currently mentoring Nazima Pathan and Ten The Gioi. Maisie's former Bubble Tea Writers mentees are Eliza Chan and Lui Sit.  Maisie also occasionally does sensitivity reads. 


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Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths
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Danny Chung Sums It Up
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