Abigail Hing WenAbigail Hing Wen (邢立美; born 1977) is an American writer, film producer, lawyer, and speaker. Her debut young adult novel, Loveboat, Taipei, was purchased in a multi-house auction by HarperCollins in a two-book deal, along with ''Loveboat Reunion''. It debuted on the ''New York Times'' Bestseller List where it remained for multiple weeks and has been adapted for film by ACE Entertainment and released through Paramount+ as of August 10, 2023.
''Loveboat, Taipei'' follows the journey of an Asian American teen whose parents send her from Ohio to Taipei to study Mandarin for the summer at a program nicknamed Loveboat. It is a coming-of-age story exploring love, family, multifaceted identity and intersectionality. Wen's companion novel, ''Loveboat Reunion'', follows two of the main characters from ''Loveboat, Taipei'' as they reconnect and write their own futures on a wild, unexpected reunion. The novel draws inspiration from Wen's work in Silicon Valley, with a girl trying to navigate her fashion interests and interests in AI. The third novel, ''Loveboat Forever'', (November 7, 2023) follows the gang and their community through new coming of age journeys. Wen’s newest novel, ''Kisses, Codes, and Conspiracies'', will be released on August 13, 2024. Provided by Wikipedia