about me


Hey! I'm Justin Hoa writer who grew up in Hawaii but spent most of his time in online worlds. I'm a bit more grounded now, pursuing traditional publishing, keeping up with YA releases, learning Korean, and rapping.

As a sensitivity reader at Salt & Sage Books, I love helping other writers hone their craft, particularly in creating diverse and accurately-represented characters. I'm also a freelance developmental editor! I have a passion for collaborating with authors to level up their stories. 

I grew up on YA novels, namely speculative and contemporary stories.

My favorite authors are Marie Lu and Leigh Bardugo. Some of my favorite books include Picture Us in the Light, Six of Crows, Legend, and Illuminae.