Date to be Published: November 2, 2021
Publisher: Acorn Publishing
After surviving a childhood under the oppressive rule of Chairman Mao’s “Cultural Revolution," a young, courageous teenager abandons her life in China for the freedom of the unknown in America. Arriving at the New York City doorstep of family members she’s never met, Ying-Ying has been promised they’ll help her learn English and accomplish her dream of attaining a college degree. But weeks later, she’s kicked out without explanation. Now a homeless immigrant, Ying-Ying must learn who to trust, how to find work, and how to succeed in a bustling metropolis that looks the other way. Overcoming obstacles of abandonment, heartbreak, and injustice in a foreign land, she remains fiercely determined to become a woman who will impact the world. An incredible story of second chances, Wings of Silk reminds the reader that underneath the fragile form of an individual, a strong and resilient heart is always ready to take flight.
What is the hardest part of writing your books?
The hardest part of writing this book was the decision to actually write it. I went through struggles of worrying about if the story was even worthy of being written. What if the readers don't like it? Why should I put myself out there only to be rejected?
The other challenge was that since English is my 2nd language, I didn’t think I could write a novel worth reading in English.
Thankfully, I had a great support team that
encouraged me to write anyway, and I’m so grateful that I did!
What songs are most played on your Ipod?
I love Frank Sinatra so probably his greatest hits.
Do you have critique partners or beta readers?
With this book, I had an editing partner, Jessica, who consistently helped my writing, transforming it into beautiful English. Then Holly from Acorn Publishing made further enchantments before it was sent off to a content and line editor.
What book are you reading now?
The Wingless Angel by Fabrice Wilfong. It’s thrilling and amazingly written!
How did you start your writing career?
When I was 5 years old, I dreamed of writing books that would inspire others. I wanted to write and publish fairy tale books. At the time, I was encouraged to focus more on math and science, and pursue a more stable career than an aspiring writer.
After a career as an engineer while being a full-time mom, the time finally came for me to dig up that childhood dream and do something about it. And I did!
Tell us about your next release.
No official plans yet, but I have a story about a wonderfully courageous woman I am playing with.
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I enjoyed the interview, Li-Ying and Wings of Silk sounds like a great book for me! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a magical holiday season!ReplyDelete