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Idina Menzel Sings My Book's Theme Song With Me at the Launch (!!!!)

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My debut middle grade novel PEASPROUT CHEN, FUTURE LEGEND OF SKATE AND SWORD (Holt/Macmillan) came out in April. The New York Times described it as "Hermione Granger meets ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ meets the Ice Capades meets ‘Mean Girls.’" Publishers Weekly's starred review called it "massively entertaining. . . . Peasprout Chen is a future legend, indeed."

Idina Menzel, the star of "Frozen," "Wicked," "Glee," and "Rent", sang with me the theme song that I wrote for the book. Here is the link to the video. https://www.facebook.com/HenryLienAuthor/posts/10215661737045812
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https://youtu.be/dJnE8Iy0A-U

I'd be honored if you'd take a look at the video!

This book is the first of a series. It is the direct sequel to my Nebula-nominated novelette "Pearl Rehabilitative Colony for Ungrateful Daughters" (Asimov's, Dec. 2013). George R.R. Martin, Chuck Palahniuk, and Kelly Link worked on it with me at Clarion West. The sequel comes out in January 2019. For more information, please visit https://www.henrylien.com/peasproutchen.

Love to all,

Henry
#1 - July 30, 2018, 04:56 PM
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That is so cool! I'm a huge fan of hers. Do you know her? How did this come about?

 :yourock   Congratulations! On your new book baby!
#2 - July 30, 2018, 06:55 PM

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Wow! Sounds like an amazing launch!! Congratulations on your book(s) and all the great press! :yay
#3 - July 30, 2018, 07:00 PM

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WOW! That's awesome! Huge congrats!
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Happy sales to you!
#5 - July 30, 2018, 08:18 PM
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Wow! That's a fabulous way to get started. Congratulations Henry, this is inspiring.  :stars3
#6 - July 31, 2018, 08:40 AM
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What a kick it must have been to sing with her! Congratulations on your book and success!!!  :stars3
#7 - July 31, 2018, 08:52 AM

Wow, Henry, this is amazing! How do you know Idina?

And yes, Henry's book is creative and funny and like nothing you've read before!!  :love5
#8 - July 31, 2018, 10:20 AM
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Wow! Congratulations!!!
#9 - July 31, 2018, 11:57 AM
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Aww, thanks so much for the kind words, folks! And especially to Wrtg tchr for the benevolent words about my book. To answer your question, this collaboration came about because Idina and I are represented by the same agency. She got a hold of my book, fell in love with it, and asked if she could meet me. We had lunch and became fast friends quickly. When the book launch came around, I asked if she would sing the theme song with me and she said yes. Her opening comments about me and the book were some of the most meaningful and satisfying things anyone has ever said to me. She really is as kind and humble and generous as she is talented. Truly a light and a goddess! I just adore her!
#11 - July 31, 2018, 05:44 PM
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Congrats, Henry!
#12 - August 01, 2018, 07:38 AM
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What a wonderful story Henry!!!
#13 - August 01, 2018, 11:07 AM
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Aww, shux, you folks are the best!
#14 - August 01, 2018, 12:03 PM
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Wow, this is amazing! Congratulations on ALL OF IT!
#15 - August 02, 2018, 09:44 AM
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Wow, this is very cool, love the drumming and the singing. Congratulations and best of luck with the series!
#16 - August 15, 2018, 05:34 AM
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Thanks, Marcia! I had a blast! There will be two songs for book two! People say that to top the launch, I've got to get both Idina Menzel and Kristin Chewowith to sing the theme song for book two. I've created a monster. ; D
#17 - August 15, 2018, 01:34 PM
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Unbelievable! Love it!
#18 - August 17, 2018, 10:30 AM
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I just finished reading your delightful debut, and  :wow
Fifty bows! :bow
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