I’m a novelist with an interest in writing through a cultural lens. What is the Cultural Lens? It’s a widening of one’s perspective–taking into consideration influences that aren’t fully visible. It encompasses culture, history and societal effects that impact humanity.
I’m of Chinese descent and my husband is Jewish. I explore this connection in my novel, Shanghai Love. These two cultures came together as a result of Hitler’s rampage and World War II.
In my career I’ve been able to explore storytelling through various mediums. I wrote for television and I worked as a Development Associate (D-girl) for various production companies. I’ve read hundreds of scripts/books/treatments for feature and/or television consideration. I work with writers and coach them in story and character development as well as writing structure.
I’m involved in both publishing and entertainment. I’m member of the Writers Guild of America (WGA), The Authors Guild, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS), and Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC). I was selected for the prestigious AFI TV writer’s program. I’ve been a member of non-profit Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) and the David Henry Hwang writing workshops through the East-West Players Theater in Los Angeles. I graduated from UCLA with a degree in English Literature.
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