OFFSITE: Abigail Hing Wen Launches "Kisses, Codes, and Conspiracies"


Berkeley Public Library in Partnership With Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore Presents


Join us for a fun afternoon with author ABIGAIL HING WEN, in conversation with journalist JENNY GOLD, to celebrate the book launch of Kisses, Codes, and Conspiracies

Tan Lee finds himself embroiled in an unusual love triangle, all while trying to defuse a heist, unravel a conspiracy, and navigate the most complicated babysitting assignment ever in this YA novel by New York Times and Indie bestselling author Abigail Hing Wen.

After a magical kiss at Prom, best friends Tan Lee and Winter Woo agree to cool it off, a plan that goes awry when their parents jointly head off to Hawaii and leave Tan and Winter to babysit Tan's sister Sana together. If that isn't complicated enough, Tan's ex-girlfriend from Shanghai arrives on his doorstep with money stolen from her billionaire father and thugs on her heels.

Tan soon finds himself on the run through the San Francisco Bay Area, trying to out-maneuver international hackers and protect his friends, family and sister—and his own heart.

Thursday, August 15th, 4-5:30PM 

Central Library, 1st Floor Teen Room, 2090 Kittredge St.

Books for sale by Mrs. Dalloways 

Book cover image Kisses Codes and Conspiracies

ABIGAIL HING WEN is the New York Times and Indie bestselling author of the Loveboat series. Her first novel, Loveboat, Taipei, has been adapted into the Paramount+ original movie Love in Taipei. She holds a BA from Harvard, a JD from Columbia Law School, and an MFA from the Vermont School of Fine Arts, and, like some of her characters, is obsessed with musicals and dancing. When she’s not writing stories or listening to her favorite scores, she is busy working in artificial intelligence in Silicon Valley, where she lives with her family.

JENNY GOLD covers early childhood education, health and development for the Los Angeles Times. She is part of The Times' early childhood education initiative, a community-funded journalism project devoted to exploring the lives and learning of California children from birth to age 5 and the issues confronting their families, caretakers and teachers. Her reporting has explored issues including the expansion of transitional kindergarten, preschool expulsions, and families struggling to access medical care for their young children. Before joining The Times in 2023, she spent nearly 14 years covering healthcare for radio and print as a senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News. Her stories have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, NPR, Reveal and Marketplace, among others. A Berkeley native, she is a graduate of Brown University and was previously a Kroc fellow at NPR.

Thursday, August 15, 2024 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Event address: 
Berkeley Central Lbrary - Teen Room
2090 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA