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December 24, 2020

Literary Scouts

Scouts are the black ops of the publishing world and most people don't know what they do - even though they're an important part of the publishing food chain.
December 15, 2020

Why Read Print News

Why reading curated news online bothers me. I know, this isn't about writing or Chinese history but ...
September 22, 2020

Book Research Leads to DNA Test

The research I did for DRAGON SPRINGS ROAD made me curious enough to take a DNA test.
August 22, 2020

The House on Dragon Springs Road

The title of my second book comes from the street in Taipei where my parents first lived.
August 16, 2020

The Vanished Student

The fate of my father's student has remained unsolved. Perhaps Zhu doesn't wish to be found.
August 1, 2020

The Last Ghost Story

It seems somehow fitting that the last ghost story should be about my grandmother.
July 26, 2020

The Cigarette Boy

The story of the orphan boy my grandfather welcomed to his home and clinic.
July 20, 2020

The Unloved Sister

In every family there are sad or shameful secrets that are revealed with great reluctance.
July 5, 2020

An Article in TIME Magazine!

Yes, TIME Magazine published an article I wrote about the true history behind The Library of Legends!
June 26, 2020

The Ghost Lanterns

This is the first ancestral story I remember my father telling me and it nearly made it into The Library of Legends.