Hi there. It's Belinda.
I wrote this book because, like many teenagers out there, high school was an immensely transformative experience for me, filled with all the angst, laughter, tears, and drama that makes your teenage years so formative. Through this book, I want to not only give readers an escape into a satirical and predominantly affluent Asian American community, but also lend my voice to young readers out there who might feel lost or invisible because of their racial, sexual, socioeconomic, or generational identity.
Ultimately, I hope that Not THAT Rich takes readers through a dramatic, yet fun, story, but also inspires feelings of reflection.
Belinda Lei is a Southern California native and an avid reader of all genres from thriller to fantasy — but especially young adult novels. She is a Yale MBA candidate, proud Georgetown Hoya, Managing Director of an anti-bullying non-profit, software engineer, and a former strategy consultant. In her spare time, she can be found cooking, spoiling her chubby cat and grumpy dog, and binge watching dramas.