Hello! Welcome to the online booklaunch of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon!

There are favors, contests, games and much more, all in the celebration of my newest book. Some of the fun requires that you are on facebook, but I've given some alternatives in case you aren't a facebook fan. I'm just thrilled to see you!

Are you looking for the EVENT KIT, the ACTIVITY BOOK? Do you want to read about the back story of the book, like the recent SLJ feature? Hopefully those links helped you out. If not, everything is listed on the sidebar.

Or, are you looking for the clip of me on the Today Show? Yes, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon was chosen as the December Selection for the Today Show's Kids Book Club and I got to go on TV! It was very exciting!

I hope all of this makes Where the Mountain Meets the Moon even more enjoyable for you or at least piques your interest in it. If it does, I humbly ask that you spread the word and invite others here. It's not a party unless people come!

So, have a cupcake, find out what Chinese Symbol you need to change your fortune or listen to an excerpt of the book! Have a good time!

Best Wishes from your hostess,
Grace Lin

P.S.- On January 18th, 2010 Where the Mountain Meets the Moon was awarded the NEWBERY HONOR!!! Needless to say, I was quite excited! Thank you to all who love the book as much as I do!

On the Today Show!

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon was picked by Al Roker for the Today Show's Kids Book Club!

Event Kit

I'm pleased to offer an EVENT KIT!

What is this? Well, are you arranging your group's Moon Festival event? Want to have a memorable library event? In charge of the next Mother-Daughter Book Club? Or looking for something unique for your child's birthday party? Well, this allows you to have a fun event with my book without me being there! This event can be used with kids who have not read the book as well as those who have.

Thanks to the brilliant minds at Curious City, this kit provides a download-able invite, posters and instructions for the journey-like game all based on WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON. Participants get to play the role of Minli, mirroring her quest to find the Old Man of the Moon. They are given a bag of tools and as they journey through the room are given 10 age-appropriate puzzles to solve. They solve the puzzles by using items in their tool bag or things they pick up along the way. In the end, kids are rewarded at the end with a mysterious gift. The meaning of that gift can only be revealed by reading the book!

This event kit was recently tested with a Families with Children from China group in Maine with an extremely enthusiastic response. The girls declared it, "Cool, very cool!" and "Really fun, really intriguing, I can't wait to read it now!" This was quite encouraging and hope it piques your interest in having a similar event!

You can download the event kit HERE!

Party Contest: Enter the Drawing!!

This contest ended Oct. 5th 2009.

If you do this:
You can win this:

You can win a $25.00 gift certificate for merchandise at the gracelin.com store. The store offers super cute merchandise like:
So there is something for everyone!

All you have to do is:

1) TAKE a photo of yourself with my book. It can be at the bookstore, at a library, anywhere! Just a photo of the book with YOU in it.

2) POST that photo at the facebook fan page (on the wall).
(if you are not a facebook fan, you can e-mail me your photo at gracelin.manager@gmail.com & I can post for you!)

3)Then, you are automatically entered into a drawing to win the $25.00 gift certificate!

I will do a drawing once a month until the end of September (July 31st, Aug.31st, October 5th), so you have 3 chances to win. But there's more! On October 5th, I will do a drawing from all the participants for the Grand Prize...


That's right, every month until October 5th you have a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate and then a chance to be in my next book. All you have to do is post a photo of yourself with Where the Mountain Meets the Moon! See:
Let's do that again:

Don't they look great? And you can too! Hope to see you soon!

Party Favor: Limited Autographed Bookplate

Did you miss the free bookplate offer? Don't worry! You can still get an autographed book!

To tie into my last interview of my blogtour,
is offering 10% off copies of "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon" which will include this special bookplate that I made & autographed for them:

So get a book while supplies last (and don't forget to take a photo with it!)

Party Games: Facebook Quizzes!

I've made a bunch of fun Facebook Quizzes. Don't you want to know what your secret of happiness is? Or what Chinese Symbol you need? Take them all!

Which Chinese Symbol of Fortune do you need?
Want to change you fortune? Find out which Asian symbol/motif you should have to make it happen!

What is your secret of happiness?

In Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, the Book of Fortune reveals the secret of happiness to Minli. According to legend, the words on that paper change accordingly for the reader. What would YOUR secret of happiness be?

What "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon" Character are you?
In Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey encountering an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way. Which character are you most like?

Party Food: Cupcakes and Cookies

I can only offer virtual food here at my online launch, but it's still delicious.

First, have a cupcake:
Which Grace Lin cupcake did you get? Take the quiz to find out!

Aren't a part of the facebook fan page? It's okay, have some Sugee Cookies (recipe courtesy of Little Corner of Mine), instead:


1 1/3 cup of unbleached all-purpose flour (or plain flour)
2/3 cup of icing sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup + 2 Tbp. canola oil


1. Sift (A) into a mixing bowl. Add (B) and use a fork to stir it. Mix well, a soft dough should form. Knead the dough a few times so that the vanilla extract can distribute evenly.

2. Use your hands and roll the dough into small balls (about 1 tsp. size). Place on parchment lined baking sheet.

3. Use the back of a chopstick, the round one and place an indentation in the middle of the cookie.

4. Bake at preheated 350'F oven for 15-18 mins.

~Yield 62 small cookies