Margaret Chiu Greanias

Writing stories to delight children


Archive of articles, interviews, blog posts, and more!


October 4, 2023
Northwest Asian Weekly
“New book by Greanias and Iwai highlights red pandas and why representation matters”

September 30, 2023
“New children’s book by Bay Area author on media representation”

September 5, 2023
Los Altos Town Crier
“Local resident set to release latest children’s book”

July 13, 2023
The Virginian Pilot
“For young readers who like solitude, three great picture books”
Columnist Caroline Luzzatto picks ‘Hiding,’ ‘Sometimes It’s Nice To Be Alone’ and ‘Hooked on Books.’

June 23, 2023
World Journal
凱芯文教亞裔月家庭日 千人參與繪本書展

May 24, 2023
World Journal
台裔童書作家出書 邱春梅「遠方的阿嬤 」憶童年

January 18, 2023
San Jose Mercury News
“A child, an amah and Taiwan drive the plot of a charming children’s picture book”


December 31, 2022
School Library Journal: A fuse 8 production with Betsy Bird
“31 Days, 31 Lists: 2022 Pictures”

September 8, 2022
School Library Journal
“9 Books for Young Readers That Celebrate Grandparents”
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May 8, 2022
“Amah Faraway” Celebrates the Joy of Bravery and Gathering At Last

April 6, 2022
KHOU 11 
Turn the Page: Shern-Min Chow reads ‘Amah Faraway’

March 7, 2022
Geek Dad 
Stack Overflow: Grab Bag by Jonathan H. Liu

February 21, 2022
Mochi Magazine 
Children’s Book “Amah Faraway” Brings Closer Memories of Going to Taiwan by Yvonne Su

February 18, 2022
Wall Street Journal 
Children’s Books: Meet the Grandparents
Picture books that celebrate that special bond between the family’s eldest and youngest members. by Meghan Cox Gurdon

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February 12, 2022
Hearts in Taiwan podcast
Seeing Taiwan through our mothers’ eyes, featuring the creators of Amah Faraway with Annie Wang and Angela Yu

February 1, 2022
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center: Book Dragon Books For the Diverse Reader
Amah Faraway Shelf Awareness Starred Review by Terry Hong

January 27, 2022
KidLit Craft
Picture Book Poetry: The Reverso Poem in Amah Faraway by Margaret Chiu Greanias by Anne-Marie Strohman

January 26, 2022
Cut Fruit Collective
Amah Faraway: Interview with author Margaret Chiu Greanias and illustrator Tracy Subisak

January 20, 2022
KidLit Craft
Taking Poetic Risks: A Q&A with Margaret Chiu Greanias by Anne-Marie Strohman

January 19, 2022
Los Altos Town Crier
Schools Briefs: Local literary events

January 18, 2022
Helen H. Wu Blog
Kidlit Author Interview with Margaret Chiu Greanias

January 5, 2022
Book Riot
15 Must-Read January Children’s Book Releases by Margaret Kingsbury

January 4, 2022
Here Wee Read
The 2022 Ultimate List of Diverse Children’s Books by Charnaie Gordon


December 15, 2021
Booklist Online
Amah Faraway Review (must be a subscriber to read)

December 1, 2021
School Library Journal
Amah Faraway Starred Review

November 24, 2021
Publishers Weekly
Amah Faraway Review

October 13, 2021
Kirkus Reviews
Amah Faraway Review

July 26, 2021
Publisher’s Weekly
Rights Report: Week of July 26, 2021

July 14, 2021
Watch. Connect. Read
Amah Faraway by Margaret Chiu Greanias and Tracy Subisak

April 27, 2021
Kid Lit Craft
Sidewriting takeover: Ask ‘Why?’ With Margaret Chiu Greanias

January 20, 2021
Tara Lazar Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)
Storystorm 2021 Day 20: Margaret Chiu Greanias Mines Failed Stories


October 29, 2020
KidLit Craft
Story Questions

August 11, 2020
Publisher’s Weekly
Rights Report: Week of August 10, 2020


December 3, 2019
Kathy Temean’s Writing and Illustrating
Book Giveaway – Maximillian Villainous by Margaret Chiu Greanias

May 18, 2019
New Voices: Margaret Greanias & Melissa Stoller on Writing Craft Resources

March 5, 2019
Susanna Leonard Hill
Tuesday Debut – Presenting Margaret Chiu Greanias!

February 22, 2019
Lynne Marie My Word Playground
PPBF: Maximillian Villainous by Margaret Chu Greanias Illustrated by Lesley Breen Withrow

February 14, 2019
That’s Another Story by Andrea Mack
MAXIMILLIAN VILLAINOUS by Margaret Chiu Greanias & Lesley Breen Withrow – A fun story about accepting your true self


December 12, 2018
Los Altos Town Crier
Inspired by her kids, Los Altos resident publishes first children’s book

November 21, 2018
Inked Voices
Interview with Picture Book Author Margaret Greanias

November 17, 2018
Laura Fortino’s Frog on a (B)log
Book Review MAXIMILLIAN VILLAINOUS: A Teacher And Writer’s Perspective by Laura Roettiger

October 31, 2018
Epic 18 Reads
The Inspiration Behind Maximillian Villainous by Margaret Chiu Greanias

October 25, 2018
Write On Con
10 Things Librarians Look For in Story Time Picture Books by Rena Traxel Boudreau

October 23, 2018
The Baby Bookworm
Maximillian Villainous (Margaret Chiu Greanias)

October 5, 2018
Wendy Greenley Noodling With Words
Maximillian Villainous and Hammering For Freedom recommended!

September 29, 2018
Let’s Talk Picture Books
Crushes of the Week: September 23-29, 2018

September 21, 2018
The Children’s Book Review
Margaret Greanias, Author of Maximillian Villainous | Selfie And A Shelfie

September 17, 2018
The Children’s Book Academy
It’s All About . . . Leaving Room for the Illustrator in Picture Books

September 14, 2018
Darshana Khiani
Maximillian Villainous

September 13, 2018
Good Reads With Ronna
The Remember Balloons & Maximillian Villainous – Two Heart-filled Books

August 28, 2018
Vivian Kirkfield
Happy Book Birthday: MAXIMILLIAN VILLAINOUS Plus Giveaway

August 17, 2018

August 6, 2018
Melissa Stoller This Writing Life
3 Question Interview – MARGARET CHIU GREANIAS

August 3, 2018
Unleashing Readers
Maximillian Villainous by Margaret Chiu Greanias

July 24, 2018
Mom Read It
August Picture Book Rundown

July 1, 2018
School Library Journal
Maximillian Villainous

June 11, 2018
Publishers Weekly Review
Maximillian Villainous

May 8, 2018
Sub It Club
Query Letters That Worked: Maximillian Villainous (PB)