Asian Duckling Book Series

The Story

Out in Los Angeles, Selina Pham just wants to do her job, and the Art Department is making it hard (again). Just as she keeps the situation under control, a charming Mr. Bubble Tea enters her picture and Mama visits from Boston. The life she re-invented for herself gets derailed, and the traumatic childhood memories she tried to escape return to haunt her.

This fiction novel is based on true events about a second generation child growing up with her immigrant family. By day, she is exposed to the individualistic, independent American culture, but when she goes home, it gets challenged by the traditional, collectivist Chinese environment. Not only is she learning to navigate the world alone, she is also going through continuous cultural shock. At times, it seems as if it is just her against the world.

By creating the Asian Duckling series, our hope is to bring awareness to the psychological struggles of the second-generation population, especially with a culture that is the opposite spectrum to the United States. With immigrant parents, many encounter internal and external dilemmas including, but not limited to, cultural and social identity crisis. Without a proper support system in place, these unaddressed issues can dampen relationships and even lead to serious mental health conditions.

Fundraising Goals

Based on research, a funding of $6,500 is needed to proof, edit, and publish the novel. Proof ($1,000).  Editing ($3,000) includes both content and copy editing.  Publishing ($2,500) includes proof copies and related legal fees for registering the work.

As a token of appreciation, each donor will receive a small thank you gift based on the amount donated.  We will be reaching out to each donor to obtain contact information to fulfill pledges.

<<Donation Amounts and Description>>
$0 - $3 | Thank you donation to support the project and its cause
$4 - $10 | FB Thank You Shout Out
$11 - $20 | Edownload of First Chapter, FB Thank You Shout Out
$21 - $50 | Edownload of The Asian Duckling,Thank You Card by Christina & Vivian, FB Thank You Shout Out
$51 - $100 | Paperback of The Asian Duckling, Asian Duckling T-shirt, Thank You Card by Christina & Vivian, Edownload of The Asian Duckling, FB Thank You Shout Out
$101 or more | Signed Paperback of The Asian Duckling, Edownload of The Asian Duckling, Signed Asian Duckling T-shirt, Signed Thank You Card by Christina & Vivian, FB Thank You Shout Out

Thank you gifts will be fulfilled and delivered once the book has been published so be sure to follow the campaign or facebook page  for updates! 

About Christina & Vivian

Christina Lo is an amateur chef/referee/teacher. Asian Duckling is her debut novel.

Vivian Tran  received her Ph.D. in Business Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Her research takes an anthropological focus on the limiting factors of successful entrepreneurship for Chinese business owners in the United States. Vivian received the President’s Award for her executive leadership as an active volunteer with Asian Professional Exchange, an organization dedicated to advocating cultural awareness and fostering young Asian professionals in the Los Angeles local community. She now resides in New York and is working to launch a new organization chapter for the Asian community in New York.

Risks & Challenges

Risks include potential delay in the projected timeline for a finished product.  We are very excited for this project, but may sometimes need to temporarily shift priorities for major life events.

Other Ways You Can Help

Please share the #AsianDuckling campaign to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, your friends and network.  Support our Asian Duckling Facebook page  as well!

Thank you so much of all of your love and support!

Christina Lo & Vivian Tran


Asian Ducking
Brooklyn, NY

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