About Wai

Wai is the author of the ‘Chook Chook’ series published by the University of Queensland Press. 

Wai was born in New York City in the US. Although her parents didn’t speak much English, Wai harboured a passion for books from a very young age, sneaking stories into bed to read well into the night.

Wai graduated from New York’s elite Stuyvesant High School and later from Duke University with majors in Economics and English. With a thirst for adventure and unique experiences (okay I really just didn’t know what else to do!), after graduation Wai moved to Japan where she spent over a year teaching English to Japanese children.

In 2006, she moved to Australia to enjoy the sun and to pursue her passion for writing. She completed a Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing at the University of Sydney under the inspiring tutelage of great Australian writers such as Kathryn Heyman and David Brooks.

Outside of writing, Wai enjoys cooking and blogging about her inspired gourmet creations. Part of the internet generation, she works as a freelance copywriter and digital creative for a number of notable Australian brands and agencies.

Wai is represented by Brian Cook at The Authors’ Agent. She is currently working on her debut YA, to be published in 2016 with Allen & Unwin.

Contact Wai on wai@waichim.com or find her on twitter at onewpc.

Wai Chim

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