Meet the Author

Who is

Doan Phuong?

IHi! ’m Doan Phuong Nguyen. I love reading, writing fiction for kids and young adults, hanging out with my husband, playing with my adorable son, and cuddling with my fur babies (two shih tzu and a calico cat). I’m a huge animal lover, and would have an entire zoo of animals if I could.

I was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States when I was in elementary school. I’ve wanted to be a writer my entire life, since I heard the first clickety-clack from my dad’s old typewriter. If you read, A Two-Placed Heart, you’ll learn the story of how I became a writer at a young age.

I received my B.A. from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and I learned a MFA in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Now, I’m a wedding and portrait photographer by day, and a writer at night and in all the spare time I have.

I am represented by Sara Megibow of KT Literary.

Fun Facts About Me!

Obsessed with Hanson!

I am an original Hanson fan (since 1997) and will love them until I die. 

Super Phuong

I wrote my story at age 7, starring me as a superhero. It was called “Super Phuong” and you look carefully at the cover of A Two-Placed Heart, you’ll see it on one of the book covers.

Huge Disney Fan

I am obsessed with Disney! My family goes to Disneyland at least once a year, and I love to dress up as fairy princess everywhere I go!

I’m an Immigrant!

I was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States in elementary school. All my earliest memories are in Vietnam, and I will always love my homeland.

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