a novel by michelle yu and blossom kan

Michelle Yu is currently an on-air sports reporter. A Manhattan College graduate, she resides in New York City.

Sports and writing have always been my twin passions.

When I was seven, I received my very first diary. Sure, my life wasn't very exciting as a second grader, but I still wrote down everything in my Hello Kitty journal - even what I ate for dinner and my musings on my favorite "T.G.I.F" lineup show "Full House."

When I was 8, my parents sent me to take tennis lessons, and I fell in love with the sport immediately.   Every night, I would write about who I beat in tennis camp that day and how I would one day hold that shiny trophy at Wimbledon, just like Steffi Graf.

So, obviously Wimbledon didn't happen, but I did end up becoming a TV sports reporter. Most of the time, I cover sports stories in New York City, but I also interview professional athletes - including Wimbledon players. I've also gotten my second dream - writing for an audience beyond my Hello Kitty Journal.

Currently, I live in Manhattan and juggle writing (with my lovely cousin and co-author Blossom) and my day job as one of those TV people.

In:   Tennis, Marat Safin, Michael Jordan, watching re-runs of Different Strokes, Saved By the Bell and Three's Company, and meeting new people every day from my day job.

Out: Writer's block, dealing with incompetent people.

Aces: Cheeseburgers, Fried Turnip Cakes, Steak and hitting a flat crosscourt forehand winner against my opponent.

About Blossom...

in bookstores February 2007