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E. L. Chen

E.L. (Elaine) Chen continues to lives in her hometown Toronto, Ontario. Chen works in many creative fields: writing, web design, illustration, animation and textile arts.

Fiction (Young Adult, Fantasy)

The Good Brother

Peterborough: ChiTeen, 2015.

Synopsis (From the Author’s Website)

Tori Wong is starting over. She’s fled home to do all the things she’s never done before. Like go out on weeknights, flirt with boys, and live out of the shadow of her overachieving brother, to whom her parents always compare her—even though he’s dead. But reinventing yourself isn’t as easy as it seems. Especially during the Festival of Hungry Ghosts, when traditional Chinese believe that neglected spirits roam the earth. Three ghosts return: her vengeful brother Seymour, and ambitious Vicky and meek Mui-Mui, herself at age seventeen and eleven. How can you start a new life when you are literally haunted by the past?

Anthology (Short stories)

Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories

Chen, E.L. “Nocturne.” In Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories, edited by Claude Lalumière & Camille Alexa. Calgary: Tyche Books, 2013, 3-20.


Elaine Chen personal website

Publisher ChiZine Publications, owner of the ChiTeen Imprint

Publisher Tyche Books