An-Ya and Her Diary & The An-Ya Project: Dear Wonderful You, Letters to Adopted & Fostered Youth (now available)

From the An-Ya Project website…
Dear Wonderful You, Letters to Adopted & Fostered Youth is a powerful book filled with thoughtful and inspiring letters. This anthology was written by a global community of adult adoptees and adults who were fostered. Each letter was penned to the upcoming generation of adopted and fostered youth.
The mission of Dear Wonderful You is for all adopted or fostered youth to feel embraced and guided by the incredible letters contained inside. The writers’ want every young reader to know they have a network of support who “get it,” “get them,” and have been in their shoes.

Now Available in Ebook & Paperback


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Dear Wonderful You

An-Ya and Her Diary & The An-Ya Project: PERPETUAL CHILD: ADULT ADOPTEE ANTHOLOGY (now available)

From the An-Ya Project website….

Now Available in Print via all Amazon channels…
Dismantling the Stereotype
Contributing Writers: Laura Dennis, Mei-Mei Akwai Ellerman, Lynn Grubb, Lee Herrick, Jennifer Bao Yu “Precious Jade” Jue-Steuck, Karen Pickell, Matthew Salesses, Lucy Chau Lai-Tuen Sheen, Nicky Sa-eun Schildkraut, Julie Stromberg, April Topfer, Amanda H.L. Transue-Woolston, Angela Tucker, Catana Tully

Call for Submissions: The Perpetual Child: An Adoptee Anthology


An Adoptee Anthology

ABOUT: “Adoptees are viewed as perpetual children, with views easily dismissed as ‘angry,’ ‘ungrateful,’ or ‘bitter,’ especially if our views are politicized, raced, or consider the woman who gave birth to us.”Jane Joeng Trenka (2005)

In the novel An-Ya and Her Diary, by Diane René Christian, the main character, An-Ya, is frozen in literary time. An-Ya will forever remain a pre-teen adoptee. But what happens to real adoptees when they grow up? How are adoptees affected and impacted by the stereotype of the “perpetual child”?

CALL FOR ENTRIES: The AN-YA Project is accepting submissions of all literary genres related to the theme of the adoptee as “The Perpetual Child”. Contributors must be adult adoptees.

SUMBISSION PROCESS: Submissions must be received by August 30, 2013. Please include a brief bio and contact information with submission. Submit via email to co-editor Diane René Christian @ Writers of accepted submissions will be notified by September 30, 2013. $100 provided for each accepted piece to be published world-wide in The Perpetual Child: An Adoptee Anthology. Book will be available via print & ebook.

MORE INFO: This anthology will be co-edited by Amanda H.L. Transue-Woolston, BSW &  Diane René Christian and published via the AN-YA Project. Visit the AN-YA Project website

PREVIOUS CONTRIBUTORS TO THE AN-YA PROJECT: Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., Lee Herrick, Amanda H.L. Transue-Woolston, BSW, Jennifer Bao Yu “Precious Jade” Jue-Steuck, Susan Branco Alvarado, MA Ed, LPC, Matthew Salesses, Phoebe Peachment & Sabrina Orlins.

An-Ya and Her Diary Parent & Reader Guide is now available

I am so pleased to announce that the An-Ya and Her Diary Parent & Reader Guide was released on April 6th and is available for purchase.  I had the privilege of authoring the forward of the guide.  By April 9th, the guide made the “Hot New Releases List” on as well as became a Top 20 “Best Seller” on Amazon in the “adoption” category.  You can purchase the novel, An-Ya and Her Diary here, purchase the Parent & Reader Guide on your eReader here, or buy a print copy of the guide here.