Meet the Authors

Author and Photographer
Lily Liu Chung

Lily Liu Chung is an award-winning journalist and writer. She is the author of seven inspirational Chinese books featuring Chinese immigrant success stories. Among her books are biographies of Dr. Chang-Lin Tien, former chancellor of UC Berkeley and Charles Wang, founder and former chairman of Computer Associates.

Lily was born in Taiwan and moved to the United States when she was 22. After graduating from Missouri University, Columbia with two master degrees in Journalism and Education in 1984, she began work with the World Journal, the largest Chinese newspaper in the United States. Currently she is the city editor for the World Journal in the San Francisco bureau.

Visual Designer
Jessica Liu Brookshire

Jessica Liu is a multi-talented award winning artist and designer. She has been in the design field for over eight years and has focused on web and graphics design. Jessica attended Fu-Hsin art school in Taiwan where she discovered her natural art talent and gained solid art and design skills. She came to the United States in 1995 and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Art in Computer Video Images from Cogswell Polytechnical College. Currently she works at eBay Inc. as a Sr. Designer. You can view some of Jessica’s work by visiting her website at
Melody Chung

Melody Chung is an accomplished writer for her young age. She has won numerous national writing awards including a Gold Award from the 2004 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and a national winner citation from the 2003 NCTE Promising Young Writers Program. She currently serves as an editor-in-chief of her high school newspaper. In addition, Melody enjoys practicing Wushu. She captured 1st place in various Wushu competitions, such as UC Berkeley’s Chinese Martial Arts Tournament, and the Taiwanese & Chinese American Athletic Tournament. She is currently a student at Lynbrook High School in San Jose, California and is the daughter of Lily Liu Chung.

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