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.
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.
April 19, 2020

The Beautiful Cousin

My mother's cousin lived with them for years. My grandparents arranged her marriage, not expecting tragedy.
April 12, 2020

Grandfather’s Concubine

Yi Niang was my grandfather Mao's concubine and a thorn in my grandmother's side.
April 6, 2020

Our Most Filial Ancestor

A sacrifice that made my 9-times great-grandfather one of our most revered ancestors.