Jennie Liu is the daughter of Chinese immigrants. Having been brought up with an ear to two cultures, she has been fascinated by the attitudes, social policies, and changes in China each time she visits. She lives in Western North Carolina with her husband and two young sons. 

Declaring one's FAVORITE BOOKS is like declaring a favorite child or food, but here's what comes to mind today--Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier; Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos; Brooklyn by Colm Toibin; Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan; Family Life by Akhil Sharma; The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls; To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

(Recent reads that haven't been etched in as favorites just yet because I've only read them once so far--Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng; Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell; The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas; A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly; We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.)

When I'm not reading and writing, the other half of my TIME is spent working as an Occupational Therapist which is fascinating and immersive on so many levels. And the last half of my time is all about the family and household. Yes, that's three halves!

IF I HAD MORE TIME. . . I'd travel more to eat street food in night markets; get stronger, more bendy and still-minded; ride more road; chill out more often in icy cold mountain swim holes; grow more food.