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Mingmei’s debut novel Peach Blossom Pavilion (Kensington, 2008), story of the last musician courtesan of China , has received numerous favorable reviews and is now in its fifth printing. Her second novel is Petals from the Sky, (Kensington, 2010) a Buddhist love story, which Booklist 's review “a serious, engaging story of faith, devotion, and the commingling of cultures.” Her new novel Song of the Silk Road, (Kensington, April 2011) is a romantic adventure on China ’s fabled route with the lure of a three million dollar reward. Publisher’s Weekly review “once modern and traditional… filled with unique companions, unforeseen dangers, unexpected joys, and bitter sorrows…part epic, part coming-of-age story, part modern fairy tale…” Mingmei’s other work in English is Chinese Children’s Favorite Stories (Tuttle), of which she both wrote and illustrated. In Hong Kong , Mingmei was a columnist for seven major newspapers. She has appeared on over sixty TV and radio programs in Hong Kong , Taiwan , China and the US . You can reach Mingmei at www.mingmeiyip.com. A USA Today bestseller,
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