As Meilin continues to struggle with her new powers and identity, an act of betrayal in her ancient past, compounded with the distraction of a new boy in school, forces Meilin to question her very purpose in life. Events come to a head when an evil foe comes forward in Time to seek revenge, forcing Meilin to choose which Path she should follow. Hanging in the balance—the survival of the entire Demon Monkey Kingdom.
Targeted Age Group: 8-12 & up
Author: The Monkey King’s Daughter novels/series for middle readers.
Producer/Director of Educational Media Services @ FamilyLiteracy.com, LLC
Senior Producer, Director, Editor, DP of the award-winning Words that Cook! Parenting with children’s books, television series, Winner of the International Reading Association 2005 Broadcast Media Award for Television (in the adult category).
Screenwriter: White Fang (animated film)
Writer: Bingo & Molly Show (children’s educational entertainment, The Learning Channel), a program that promoted cooperation, conflict resolution, and family values in every episode.
Field/Bureau Editor: ABC Network News, Paris/Chicago/Boston: serving Good Morning America, World News Tonight, 20/20, Nightline, as well as providing news packages for all their affiliates.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I initially wrote the first book for my daughter, who, being Asian, was having a some degree of difficulty fitting into US culture and grade school. Now, a series, The Monkey King’s Daughter® novels for middle readers offer the warm coming-of-age story of a contemporary teenage girl tightly wrapped in high adventure and fantastic mythological Chinese settings. Steeped with the universal tenants of compassion, humility, loyalty, balance and honor, The Monkey King’s Daughter® delivers solid family core values and a new female hero for a multicultural world. I hope you will consider adding the books to your child’s reading list. They’re excellent for reluctant readers, too.