Ying Compestine grew up in China and now lives in California. Author of children's books, cookbooks & novels, she has been featured on USA TV programs as well as magazines & newspapers. Ying visits schools throughout US, sharing her journey as a writer, how her life in China inspired her writing and the challenges of writing in her second language. A spokesperson for Nestle Maggi & Celestial Seasonings, she is regular contributor to Cooking Light, EatingWell, Self and Men's Health. Her son, Vinson Compestine, is the co-author. He is a student at the University of Southern California.