Grew up in Boston, Massachusetts area.
Studied Mandarin Chinese at Yale University.
Spent 30 years in Information Technology
Published many academic articles while on staff at Yale.
Began writing novels over a decade ago....both mainstream publishers and now self-publishing. Ghost wrote for others.
Published Becky Bing (Chinese American) mystery series for Young Adults and Adults (ala Nancy Drew)
Studied Film Screenwriting. Adapted several of my books into feature film scripts. Currently networking with film producers.
The Family Tree
Every Family has a mystery; some are more chilling than others!
The wealthy, charismatic Ethan Sterling gets an ultimatum. He must find a cure for his annoying “phantom pains” or his incensed wife of three years will leave him.
While seeking professional help, his therapy takes him back, revisiting his intriguing past. The sessions address his “pains” but also warn him of immediate danger.
The contemporary story, set in New England, has a plot never seen, spoken or written before
Readers who like “who dunit?” mysteries, will love this “who’s gonna do it?” drama. It has elements of surprise that every family discovers when it looks back into its ancestry.
Cape Cod's village of Quissett is rocked when the body of one of its own marine biologists, Sam Parker, is washed ashore. But police quickly close the mystery as an "accidental drowning".
At Parker's funeral, old friends pay respects, some of whom harbor long-held secrets of Quissett back to their earlier teenage years.
But it is two young mourners, Jared and Melinda who reunite at the service and rekindle a past relationship.
The reunion is carefully watched by others who.... insure that the two lovers unwittingly discover clues to the mysterious drowning.
In doing so, many more lives awaken as secrets are revealed in this quaint corner of the Cape.
The Hyannis House
The tranquil lives of Joann "Joey" Brewster Hepburn, her US Senator husband, and college daughter become stormy and turbulent when infidelity, hidden family secrets and murder blow in without warning.
From Boston to Cape Cod, detectives try to piece together murders that lead to Hepburn family members as probable suspects.
Joey unexpectedly reunites with her former college boyfriend, Lazarus Creed, who helps her make sense of things happening to her and to her family.
His extraordinary skills provide an investigative edge over the police to collect clues and missing pieces to the heinous puzzle. But the intensity of an unfinished romance conflicts with solving the bizarre, high-profiled murder mystery.
The Color of Ice
冰的颜色 is Now a full-feature film screenplay! (95 mins.)
China and the US reluctantly form a top-secret alliance, rushing to stop a terrorists’ lethal, virus weapon.
Discoveries inside and out of the laboratory foster romance, maverick agendas and calculated murder as the players struggle with trust across cultural and political boundaries.
Dr. Carrie Bock White American, Biology Professor
Dr. James Chen Asian American, CDC researcher
Dr. Lan Ying Asian, biologist researcher
Warren Lee Asian American, US State Dept.
Mr. Peng Asian, Beijing gov't retiree
Nigel Wang Asian, Peng's assistant
Bart Brady Black American, US President
Wei Hsing Asian, Carrie's College friend
This thriller novel has Professor Carrie Bock working with a team of allied reseachers from China to "catch up" with a terrorist weapon that will change the face of the earth.
But she discovers much more on the assignment--- both inside and outside of the lab.She uses every tool in her tool bag to find out the different agendas from both The White House and Beijing.
This fast moving page-turner challenges the young woman's principles of love, life and ....death.
Hook Island - A Becky Bing Mystery
Becky Bing follows a maze of underground tunnels in a defunct factory discovering a secret, illegal operation going on----- led by the high school's most popular personality.
The crime ring-leader's body is later found floating in the high school pond.
Becky, with her friend's help, tries to piece the puzzle, but lessons from her teacher in the classroom provide the best clues.
The twists and turns appeal to all readers who love an unpredictable and suspenseful mystery!!!!
HOOK ISLAND is now adapted into a Feature Film Screenplay.
Summer Games - A Becky Bing Mystery
Becky and her friend, Jake, must hide to avoid getting caught at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Hidden away, they eavesdrops on plans to commit a serious crime.
The high school students keep the secret to protect their own identity.
But after a robbery-shooting rocks the town, Becky is certain the same criminals are involved.
Racing to keep ahead of the police, she uses everything from shotguns to softballs, and from dugouts to dachshunds to determine who the suspects might be.
Digging for clues, she uncovers more about the criminals, more about boyfriend Jake, and much more about herself.
(The author, an advocate of learning new languages and cultures, has used Mandarin Chinese characters and Pin Yin phonetics in some dialogue in each Becky Bing novel.)
The Midnight Ride - A Becky Bing Mystery
LISTEN MY CHILDREN AND YOU SHALL HEAR OF...."
The Midnight Ride, ----the third in the Becky Bing mystery series, finds the teen visiting the city of Boston and away from her parents for the first time.
The week-long national scholarship event in Beantown brings unexpected incidents leading Becky to realize a serious crime is being carried out. And, it looks like it will lead to murder.
Meeting other students for the first time, she looks at each with a suspicious eye. But when she explores the historic sights of the American Revolution, Becky stumbles upon strange and unconnected clues. Some are historical, some are current. She must piece them together to solve the mystery. In doing so, she gets trapped into a corner of personal danger at Paul Revere’s old neighborhood.
Becky then confronts events never studied inside History Books!
Popponesset Beach - A Becky Bing Mystery
YA and Adult Mystery
Becky Bing and her family spend the summer vacation on Cape Cod where the sun, the ocean and the activities are perfect before returning to school.
But the fun and recreation are turned upside down when she encounters an eighty-year-old woman on the sandy beach. She becomes drawn into this intriguing woman’s storied past. Each revelation leads her into mysterious places that were never part of her vacation plans.
The shocking discoveries bring her to old maps, buried treasures, darkened cellars and one other thing---a well-planned murder.