http://www.movingstories.tv/ -- They say "write from what you know," especially as a new author. CHRIS LIN is taking that literally, but in more ways than one. First, he has created his series of children's books, MANDY AND PANDY, from the first-hand experience of fathering his adopted Chinese daughter, Amanda. Second, he is writing in his adopted language, Chinese, because he loves the language, and sincerely wants his daughter to know her heritage in a way that can only come from speaking its tongue. And last, he has so much fun with Mandy, the character and the real thing, that he can't help but infuse the page with the same spirit of adventure his child shows him every day. It's a lovely back story, and we wish Chris and Mandy, and Mandy and Pandy, all the very best!
10% of all the Internet book sales of the Mandy and Pandy series will be donated to the orphanage where Chris first met and adopted his daughter. For more information (and some adorable pictures of the live Mandy!) please visit http://www.mandyandpandy.com/.
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