Storytelling runs in Justina Chen’s blood. After all, her middle name means illuminate, which is what story does: it throws light on a message. Justina is an award-winning author of six books for young adults, including her latest, Lovely, Dark, and Deep.
North of Beautiful was named one of the Best Books of the Year by Kirkus Reviews, and her debut novel, Nothing But the Truth (And a Few White Lies) won the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. In addition to being a writer, Justina is a story strategist to leaders and co-founder of Chen & Cragen, a boutique communications agency that transforms good executives into extraordinary leaders.
A passionate advocate of diversity and leadership, Justina is a frequent keynoter at conferences and loves talking to learners of all ages. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University where she won the Dean’s Award for Service.
Justina has lived in Sydney and Shanghai, but calls Seattle her home. You can check out her website at www.justinachen.com.