The Spider Demon
What do you do when your heart tells you one thing and your mother tells you “NO!”?
Fourteen-year-old Meilin chooses to defy her mother and her uncle Zhu Bajie, and travels back in Time to the era of her father, the Monkey King, in an attempt to save someone’s life—a life she’s told cannot be saved.
By taking matters into her own hands, Meilin faces a deadly encounter with magical forces and a Spider Demon that threatens to end her life and the lives of others.
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.