Pauline Chen

Pauline Chen was born in the year of the snake and is mother to a dragon and a chicken. She grew up celebrating Christmas on a modest scale but missed out on Chinese New Year. These days, her favorite holiday is Thanksgiving because everyone has to eat what she cooks. Previously a professor of Chinese language and literature at Oberlin College, she now writes fiction for both children and adults. She lives with her family in Ohio.

Published work

Peiling and the Chicken-Fried Christmas (Bloomsbury USA Children's Books, 2007)