Press Release: Sonoma County Author Shares Her Biracial Experiences onMixed Chicks Chat

Sonoma County Author Interviewed Live on Mixed Chicks Chat

July 6, 2011


Author Camille Picott shares her biracial experiences

Camille Picott, author of Raggedy Chan, was interviewed live today on Mixed Chicks Chat.

Mixed Chicks Chat is the only live weekly show about being racially and culturally mixed. “I had an opportunity to talk about my experience of being racially mixed and how it influences my writing,” Picott says, who is half Chinese and half Caucasian. You can listen to the 30-minute podcast for free here. It can also be downloaded for free on iTunes.

The fully illustrated Raggedy Chan “tree-book” can be purchased locally at Copperfield’s and Borders. It’s also available as an e-book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

About Raggedy Chan: Emma Chan-McDougal receives a special gift from her Auntie Gracie: a rag doll named Raggedy Chan. But Raggedy Chan is no ordinary doll. She is a beautiful Chinese princess who lives in a jasper palace on the enchanted isle of Kunlun. The peace of her island home is threatened when Drought Fury steals Winged Dragon, bringer of rain. Without Winged Dragon, Kunlun will wither and die.

To save her stricken homeland, Raggedy Chan sets forth alone. Her quest leads her to America, where she meets people who distrust her because she’s different. Can Raggedy Chan adapt to the strange ways of this new land and rescue her beloved dragon?

In this modern fairy tale, Chinese-American author Camille Picott draws on her heritage to weave a story of magic, adventure, and sacrifice.