Photography by Caroline Tran


CB Lee is a bisexual Chinese-Vietnamese American writer whose novels include the Sidekick Squad series, a young adult science fiction adventure that follow queer teens who take on a corrupt government superhero agency, and also the fantasy Seven Tears At High Tide. Lee’s work has been featured in Teen Vogue, Wired Magazine, and Hypable.

Not Your Sidekick was a 2017 Lambda Literary Awards Finalist in YA/Children’s Fiction and a 2017 Bisexual Book Awards Finalist in Speculative Fiction. Seven Tears at High Tide was the recipient of a Rainbow Award for Best Bisexual Fantasy Romance and also a finalist for the 2016 Bisexual Book Awards in the YA and Speculative Fiction categories.


Lee has been featured at literary events such as YALLWEST, Pasadena Litfest and Lambda Litfest’s Celebrating the Asian American LGBTQ+ Experience at the Chinese American Museum, as well as a guest at  popular panels and discussions such as DragonCon’s “LGBTQIA in YA” , “BiScifi: Queer Heroes in Science Fiction and More”, “The Craft of Dystopia”,  “Magic and Worldbuilding,”, WonderCon’s “Sisterhood of the Self-Sufficient,” Emerald City Comic Con’s “Diversity in Publishing,” and San Diego Comic Con’s “Super Asian America” and “Into the Fanzone!”

Lee lives in Los Angeles and when not writing, enjoys hiking, rock climbing and other outdoor pursuits. You can connect with her on Twitter @author_cblee and on Instagram at @cblee_cblee.


CB is represented by Thao Le of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. For film rights and option inquiries please contact Andrea Cavallaro at andrea@dijkstraagency.com. 

In The Press

11 Authors Discuss Dealing with Depression, Being Mixed Race, and More on September’s YA Open Mic- Barnes and Noble, September 1, 2016

Redefining Super, Diversity in YA, September 17, 2016

The Best Superheroes Right Now Aren’t On Screens. They’re In Books- Wired Magazine,September 19, 2016

Queer young adult fiction grows beyond the coming out story, Salon Magazine, June 25, 2018


Featured in Podcasts

Books and Boba, July 10, 2018

How Authors Work, July 8, 2018

“Intersectional Superheroes,” Females In Fantasy, March 29, 2018

“They Call Us Claudia Kishi,” They Call Us Bruce, December 6, 2017