Award winning author and dynamic public speaker, Ying is the author of many children's books, cookbooks and a novel. Ying has been featured on many national television programs and she has been profiled in national magazines and newspapers.
Ying has visited schools throughout the US and abroad, sharing with students her journey as a writer, how her life in China inspired her writing, and the challenges of writing in her second language.
Ying is the spokesperson for Nestle Maggi and Celestial Seasonings and a regular contributor to the national magazines Cooking Light, Ski, EatingWell, Self, Men's Health, and Delicious Living and Diablo. She was the food editor for Body & Soul, a Martha Stewart magazine that focuses on healthy living.
Ying has lectured on a variety of subjects at writer's conferences and universities, aboard cruise ships, on television and radio programs, and for numerous other organizations.
Her three biggest passions are children, travel, and food. Traveling to new places allows her to search out the best food. After sampling delicious dishes, she became inspired to create new recipes for her books. She enjoys coming up with a good recipe, especially if it goes along with a good story.
The Singing Wok
Cooking with an Asian Accent
My agent for young adult literature is Laura Rennert of the Andrea Brown agency
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Harvard Common Press
Badminton, Tai-Chi, cooking, travel, investing.
The Cancer Research Foundation
Environmental causes -- I'm very concerned about the effects of global warming and the impact of the environment on...
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