I’m a rare species you’ll ever meet: I taught high school English in China and Mandarin Chinese in America. And I’ve just accomplished my goal of writing my book, The Red Sandals, a memoir (100,000+ words), in my second language English. It took me twenty years -- the idea of writing my life story first came to me in 1999 when I was a full-time high school teacher of Mandarin Chinese in San Francisco. From a born-unwanted peasant girl in China’s deep mountains to winning the Grand Prize in San Francisco Writing Contest, my life is about survival and … Read More... about Who Am I?
This short story won Grand Prize in the 2017 San Francisco Writing Contest: The Red Sandals 紅涼鞋 As a small child growing up with my paternal grandparents in north central China’s deep pine forest mountains, I was forever curious about my grandmother’s tiny crooked feet. Every time she sat on the small, […]