Fonda Lee writes science fiction and fantasy for teens and adults. Her debut novel, Zeroboxer was an Andre Norton Award finalist, Jr. Library Guild Selection, ALA Top 10 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Oregon Book Award finalist, and Oregon Spirit Book Award winner. Her second novel, Exo, released from Scholastic in February 2017 and has also been named a Junior Library Guild Selection. Her third novel (and adult debut), the gangster fantasy saga Jade City, will be released by Orbit Books in November 2017.
Fonda wrote her first novel, about a dragon on a quest for a magic pendant, in fifth grade during the long bus ride to and from school each day. Many years later, she cast her high school classmates as characters in her second novel, a pulpy superhero saga co-written with a friend by passing a graphing calculator back and forth during biology class. Fortunately, both of these experiments are lost to the world forever.
Fonda is a former corporate strategist who has worked for or advised a number of Fortune 500 companies. She holds black belts in karate and kung fu, goes mad for smart action movies (think The Matrix, Inception, and Minority Report) and is an Eggs Benedict enthusiast. Born and raised in Calgary, Canada, she currently resides in Portland, Oregon.
INTERVIEWS & GUEST POSTS
- Blow-by-Blow: Writing Action and Fight Scenes in Writer’s Digest
- Dive Into Worldbuilding Google Hangout with Juliette Wade
- Interview at My Bookish Ways
- Debut Feature Q&A at Page Turners
- Author Spotlight at Pandora’s Books
- Debut Club Interview at The Sweet Sixteeners
- 2015 Debut Authors Bash interview on Teen Librarian Toolbox
- Interview at Literary Rambles
- Successful Author Talk at Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire
- Interview at On The Verge
- My Writing Process on The Fearless Fifteeners
- Women in SF&F Guest Post at Fantasy Cafe
- Asian Authors & Artists Interview Series by VT Bidania
- Getting to Know Asian American Authors on Monkey Poop
- Interview on Luna Station Quarterly with KC Maguire
- Interview on YA science fiction with Belinda Crawford
- Radio Interview with Barry Eva on A Book And A Chat (scroll down page)