events

sometimes i go to stuff.

Brooklyn Book Festival

September 17, 2017

Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza

Boston Teen Author Festival

September 23, 2017

Cambridge Public Library + Cambridge Rindge and Latin School

449 Broadway Cambridge, MA 02138 & 459 Broadway Cambridge, MA 02138

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storyteller

These are my books. There are many like them, but these ones are mine.

The Bone Witch series

The Bone Witch

When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.

In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha — one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice

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 The Girl from the Well series

The Girl from the Well

There is a terrible contorting, in the way the figure moves. It does not crawl. It does not speak. There is only a dreadful, singular purpose in the manner its fingers and feet scuttle closer, spread from its body like a human spider, though I am neither human nor spider.

A dead girl walks the quiet streets of Applegate, leaving mangled bodies of child murderers in her wake. But when a boy with strange tattoos moves into the neighborhood, so, she realizes, does something else.

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The Girl from the Well series

The Suffering

Some people keep dangerous hobbies; skydiving and driving at monster truck rallies and glacier surfing. Me? I cast my soul into the churning waters of potential damnation and wait for a bite.

It’s been two years since Tark Halloway’s nightmare ended. Free from the evil spirit that haunted him all his life, he now aids the ghostly Okiku and avenges the souls of innocent children by hunting down their murderers. But when an old friend disappears in Japan’s infamous ‘suicide forest’, both discover a strange village inside Aokigahara, where strange things lie waiting.

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short stories

small blips and anthologies.

Kapre: A Love Story

This is the tale of Kapre, who lived in ancient trees tangled in shadow. Massive, stubbed fingers the color of faded coffee, scrabbling at tree trunk and bark for sustenance. Irises the color of twin moons, mouth the redness of withered santan. He shinnied up mountains in the heat of day, made nests of dried bones and rain at night. He could see himself in the twisted gnarl of branches, found comfort in the rigidness of bamboo. Nestled in the thickness of wood, Kapre could pretend friendship with plants and soil. Birds found homes within the snarls of his beard. Bees sought honey in the yellows of his eyes.
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The House

And if anything else moves within; if anything else steps into the lonely rooms and disturbs the layers of dust that sweep the bare floors and decorate the empty mantelpiece; if anything runs light fingers across the wooden bed frames and touch the rotting mattresses without hands; if anything else knows memory in that strange, abandoned manor, it keeps its counsel in the shadows while the sun shines through the broken windows. The world outside is not its to take, and so it retreats; grateful for the darkness, but at times curious of the light. 

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Juan Perez’s Corpse

In time, the procession was over. Family and friends filed past the unhappy widow, offering condolences. The cemetery emptied, and underneath the freshly covered grave Juan reposed, ostensibly to continue his journey into the afterlife. 

At exactly 7:00 am at the Perez household, on a bright Wednesday morning, as he always did on a weekday, Juan Perez came down to breakfast.

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Ho-we

Gary was still having some trouble attaching the nose to his face. I wasn’t sure if offering to get him some Mighty Bond was a polite or rude thing to do, but after a minute or so of pressing it against the hole under his eyes, Gary slowly took his hand away, and the nose remained in place. I breathed a sigh of relief, and watched as Gary began to pick at his plate. Mother made sure that none of the meat she served him was bloody enough to make a big mess, but I could smell how raw it was even from where I sat.

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the author

here’s some stuff. but really the only thing you should know about me is that I’ve still got all my teeth and that I’m easily distrac

the blog

i have an opinion, because this is the internet

New site layout!

New site layout, and more! 12 JUNE, 2017 The original intention was to have this site revamped by December 2016. Shows you how much I love to procrastinate, I guess. Better late than never? I am in love with the responsive and fluid one-page-note sites I see popping...
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THE GIRL FROM THE WELL & THE SUFFERING Short Story and Giveaways!

Details about the giveaways at the end of this post! But first, a story to celebrate! It's never felt right not to have a The Girl from the well story out for Halloween, so here's a little something I wrote for the occasion!     The Skinless Man An hour...
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THE SUFFERING Giveaways on October 25!

Over the last couple of years, roughly 85% of the questions I get from readers include: is there gonna be another book in your The Girl from the Well series? Please let me know if there's another book out! Will this be a trilogy? Does this mean Tark and Okiku's story...
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What’s happening at Book(dot)con & the Barnes and Noble Teen Book Fest!

Some happy news! Book(dot)con is an online convention started by Diana Sousa where authors can talk about writing, characters, and stories, and conduct workshops! The first ever con will be held online from June 19-20. 2016, and all you need to do to attend is have...
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The Bone Witch : Hypable’s Cover Reveal + more Info!

My editor emailed me the cover mock-up to this last year. Yes, last year. That was how long I've been sitting on my hands with this information and this cover. Totally worth it. Behold! The fruit of my loins. Mind the thigh gap. LOOKIT HOW PRETTY IT IS. The shiny gold...
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YASH Spring 2016 Contest!

Yes - we're doing it again! HOW DOES THIS WORK? This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors...and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this...
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New Book Deal: The Bone Witch

After what feels like an eternity, I can - finally! - make my big announcement: "Annette Pollert-Morgan at Sourcebooks Fire has acquired two YA novels from Rin Chupeco. The first, entitled The Bone Witch, follows a young necromancer who recounts the dramatic story of...
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One Month Countdown to THE SUFFERING (GR giveaway, and other books)

One month before the sequel to THE GIRL FROM THE WELL hits bookstores, which is exciting news for me! Here's a bunch of social media badges to celebrate! That said, there's also a pretty fantastic GoodReads giveaway happening right now, should you like a chance to win...
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That Post Where I List Down my Current Novels in Progress

When I first started this blog, I thought that I ought to write entries at every opportunity. As time went on, I scaled back that wishful thinking, and proposed to blog whenever I could. Now, with more things to juggle both online and off, I've been wiser and have...
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Quick Updates!

I haven't been posting here as much as I'd like to, and that is sad. A quick summary of reasons: Baby Ezio is thriving, and we are awesome. I haven't had sleep longer than three hours since May 2014, and there are checkups and shots and baby food and baths and nap...
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works in progress

list of upcoming works still a.) unfinished; b.) undergoing major revisions, or c.) suffering from acute plotdevelopmentlimboitis. all works fictional. especially the parts my mother disapproves of. and the parts that are illegal. allegedly.

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The Shadowglass

I have always known darkness.

It has always been my friend. It has always been my enemy. Some days it is a mist over my eyes, leaving me blind to what should be so obvious… but some days I wipe that fog away, and realize I see more clearly in its aftermath than I ever had before it.

The darkness has always been inside me, I think, long before I raised my brother from the dead. My silver heartsglass merely gave it a mouth, made it realize that it too, can hunger….

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The Firekeeper

The firebird chirped a warning, but the shades paid little heed. So it sighed – a resigned, I-really-did-warn-you-about-this-you-know sigh – and glowed. Its feathers, a variety of yellows and reds and oranges tipped with a subtle silver shimmer, flared. Its majestic tail fanned out like a vestal train, whipping at slow, concentrated intervals. Despite its bravado, it had a wide-eyed curiosity about it suggesting it had not been a firebird for very long and, if the shades had their way, would not be one for much longer.

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[manuscript codename: 'Ibarra']

When evening steals into the city of Tondo, the Divisoria market district gives way; they trade in their wares of dried fish and vegetables for blood and curses. They’ll roll up their bolts of cloth, put away the assortment of pots and pans on display. They’ll pack up the toys and school supplies on wholesale, the cheap fashion jewelry and pirated DVDs sold in bulk.

 

Because when night comes, there are different stalls here. Different rules.

Most people would call this the Divisoria Bone Market.

They’re wrong, of course.

book trailers

proposal: submit trailers to editors instead of one-page book synopses. you’re welcome, authors

instagram

i am better at exploring the world than dealing with it.

i am online

social media expert. i once thought an éclat was some kind of chocolate cake. i am a writer, by the way

Guys, I have this marvelous collection of ARCs & books sent by my pub & I wanna give some away bc they're awesome,

BUT

shipping is hella expensive here, so I might have to make a limit. Let me know in the comments which particular books here you'd like for an intl giveaway!

As someone who'll prob be discriminated anyway whether or not I put myself out there, I will say that 1.) criticism is part of an author's life, and 2.) I'll be damned if I'll let that stop me from doing something I love, so 3.) do it bc you love writing - that's what matters.

Karlita@cherrykarl

@RinChupeco Hi Rin. I read Tara's thread and I don't know why but I, myself felt how biased Kirkus was.😔 But deep within, I thought, there's a racial discrimination somehow? This is one the reason why I'm afraid to put myself out there but I still write because that's what I love to do.

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