Inkwell Management
Published by
Henry Holt (November 2012)
Current material
MS: Complete Edited
Original language
Books for very young children, children’s picture books & activity books


by Bjorkman, Lauren

Meet Erin. Smart student, great daughter, better friend. Secretly the mastermind behind the popular advice blog Miss Fortune Cookie, based on ancient Chinese wisdom.

Dear Miss Fortune Cookie, My best friend stole my boyfriend. Now she’s going to the prom with him. Is it wrong to give her Mono by drinking from her soda can at lunch? Tempted
Dear Tempted, Can you really give someone Mono by drinking from her soda can? I wish they taught us useful things like that in Bio. Seriously, though, Confucius said: Before embarking on a path of revenge, first dig two graves. Are you still friends with her? If so, tell her how you feel. If you are no longer friends, re-venge won’t make anything better. Miss Fortune Cookie
Erin channels her smarts, warmth, and humor into an advice blog, Miss Fortune Cookie, based on ancient Chinese wisdom. Despite freckles and red hair, Erin knows her own heart and it’s Chinese. She was born in China and still speaks Mandarin with neighbors in Chinatown. But—according to her ex-best friend Mei Liu—she’s not Chinese enough so Erin keeps the blog a secret. Senior year, Miss Fortune Cookie goes vi-ral, and Mei writes-in asking for help. When Mei disappears, Erin’s des-peration to find her plunges her into an epic adventure involving a mysterious college boy, fake IDs, a bouncer with a neck tattoo, and a lot of craziness. Her life will never be the same.
Lauren Bjorkman is the author of one previous YA novel, My Invented Life. She grew up on a sailboat, sharing the tiny forecastle with her sis-ter and the sail bags. She now lives in New Mexico.

Available rights (1)

Language Territory Type Vendor Status
German World All

Mohrbooks Literary Agency
Annelie Geissler

Available View on Rightsdesk



Humorous and heartfelt. (praise for MY INVENTED LIFE)

Review: Booklist

More like this