P&P LIve! K-Pop Panel-Axie Oh, Lyla Lee & Stephan Lee—XOXO, I'll Be the One & K-Pop Confidential

Upcoming Event
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 7:00pm

Join three talented authors as they celebrate XOXO's release and discuss K-Pop, writing, and their K-Pop inspired stories. This event will be moderated by Politics and Prose bookseller Leah Meadvin.

About XOXO:

Cello prodigy Jenny has one goal: to get into a prestigious music conservatory. When she meets mysterious, handsome Jaewoo in her uncle’s Los Angeles karaoke bar, it’s clear he’s the kind of boy who would uproot her careful plans. But in a moment of spontaneity, she allows him to pull her out of her comfort zone for one unforgettable night of adventure…before he disappears without a word. Three months later, when Jenny and her mother arrive in South Korea to take care of her ailing grandmother, she’s shocked to discover that Jaewoo is a student at the same elite arts academy where she’s enrolled for the semester. And he’s not just any student. He’s a member of one of the biggest K-pop bands in the world—and he’s strictly forbidden from dating. When a relationship means throwing Jenny’s life off the path she’s spent years mapping out, she’ll have to decide once and for all just how much she’s willing to risk for love.

Axie Oh is a first-generation Korean American, born in NYC and raised in New Jersey. She studied Korean history and creative writing as an undergrad at UC San Diego and holds an MFA from Lesley University in Writing for Young People. Her passions include K-pop, anime, stationery supplies, and milk tea. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada with her puppy, Toro. She is the author of the Rebel Seoul series and XOXO, her YA contemporary RomCom.

Lyla Lee is the author of the Mindy Kim series and the YA novel I’ll Be the One. Although she was born in a small town in South Korea, she’s since then lived in various parts of the United States, including California, Florida, and Texas. After working various jobs in Hollywood and studying Psychology and Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, she now lives in Dallas, Texas. When she is not writing, she is teaching kids, petting cute dogs, and searching for the perfect bowl of shaved ice.

Stephan Lee is a journalist, author, and multi-fandom K-pop stan. He currently works as Senior Editor at Bustle after a five-year stretch covering books and movies at Entertainment Weekly. At EW, he traveled to Seoul for three weeks to write a feature about Korean entertainment’s world domination, interviewing K-pop idols, filmmakers, and drama writers. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing at The New School. His debut novel is K-Pop Confidential.

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By Axie Oh
ISBN: 9780063024991
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Published: HarperTeen - July 13th, 2021

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ISBN: 9780062936929
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 16th, 2020

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ISBN: 9781338639933
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Published: Point - September 15th, 2020

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