Born and raised in New York, Sylvia is an Asian American children’s book author with her upcoming debut picture book TRICKY CHOPSTICKS slated for publication in Spring 2024 (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster). In her elementary school years, Sylvia created picture books with wallpaper-wrapped covers bound by duct tape and even won the Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition Memorial Award twice. Back at it using a laptop now, Sylvia currently resides in the Seattle area with her husband and two sons. She loves crafting picture books that spark kids’ interest in STEAM and creative thinking, and often stays up late into the night puzzling away with wordplay and working on quirky ideas. Sylvia is represented by Alyssa Eisner Henkin of Birch Path Literary. Visit her at sylviaichen.com or on Twitter and Instagram.