We are beyond excited to announce that debut author Melissa Yue’s MISADVENTURES IN GHOSTHUNTING has been acquired by Yash Kesanakurthy at HarperCollins Canada! (World English)

MISADVENTURES IN GHOSTHUNTING, is a spooky, humorous, and fast-paced middle grade adventure in which Emma Wong must save her family from vengeful ghosts when she can barely write in Chinese, let alone practice the ancestral calligraphy magic needed to defeat her new enemies—only to discover she is also being haunted by family secrets that won’t stay buried. 

Melissa Yue loves all things spooky (but not too spooky, please). When she’s not saving the neighbourhood squirrels from her dog’s machinations, she can be found obsessively researching ghost stories, local lore, and cultural mythologies over bubble tea—half-sweet, and preferably with grass jelly instead of pearls.

Her work is informed by her experiences in the Chinese-Canadian diaspora community, her previous career in English as a Second Language education, and all her nerdy interests in Asian dramas, K-pop, webtoons, anime, and gaming. She graduated from the University of Victoria with a B.A. Applied Linguistics, and she views her writing, like many of her endeavours, as a way to connect back to her roots.

Deal arranged by Amanda Orozco.

Congratulations Melissa!