Mae Respicio

Mae Respicio is a Filipina-American writer who writes heartfelt and insightful MG fiction. She lives in California.

Mae’s debut MG novel, THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT, was preempted by Wendy Lamb for her eponymous imprint at Random House.

She is a former PEN Emerging Voices Fellow and author of Images of America: Filipinos in Los Angeles (Arcadia Publishing). She has previously been published in The Bigger the Better the Tighter the Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image, and Other Hazards of Being Female (Seal Press) and she completed a writing residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.

She was also a longtime administrator for an established writing program at UCLA, where she was fortunate to build many connections with authors.


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