Carolyn Huynh grew up in Orange County, California, not appreciating the weather enough. The youngest daughter of Vietnamese refugees, her writing focuses on her mother’s tall tales, superstitions, the diaspora, and memory (both real and imaginary). She especially loves stories about messy Asian women who never learn from their mistakes. After living up and down the West Coast, she returned to Los Angeles. She still doesn’t appreciate the weather enough. Her debut book, The Fortunes of Jaded Women, is out now from Atria and was a Good Morning America September book club pick. Follow her on Twitter @CarolynKHuynh.