Friday, April 13, 2012

All Things Asian: Mary Ting and Giveaway

Welcome to All Things Asian! Visiting today is the fabulous Mary Ting, author of Crossroads.
Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing Crossroads was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother. It was inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl.
What is a completely random fact about yourself?
I am a founding member of an Asian sorority in UC Irvine called Kappa Zeta Phi. I am a huge Twilight fan. My friends and I created a website page, www.inspiredbytwilight.com. I was in drill team when I was in high school. I teach dance routine for my daughter’s group in a talent show. I also enjoy oil painting and making jewelries, especially for giveaways on my Crossroads Facebook page.
What fictional character do you relate the most to and why?
It would have to be Claudia from my book. I wrote Crossroads as a way for me to heal the loss of my grandmother. Claudia goes through many experiences that I went through…first job, first time camping, first car and others. Also chapter one and two are based on my dreams I had in high school. Too bad there was no Michael…lol!
If you could have any supernatural power, what would it be?
I would love to be able to fly. Wouldn’t it be cool to fly to Paris for lunch? Hehe!
What is your opinion on spicy food?
I LOVE spicy food. I even put hot sauce on my spaghetti.
What are some of your favorite books with Asian characters?
I have not read many books written by Asian authors, but these two books I’ve enjoyed.
Somewhere Inside by Laura Ling and Lisa Ling.
Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin
What is your favorite Asian dish?
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My favorite Asian dish is noodles. I LOVE all kinds of Asian noodle dishes.
Would you say you appreciate Asian inspired literature more, less, or the same as other literature?
I would have to say that I enjoyed it just as much; however, it is interesting when I come across it. I get excited when a novel has an Asian character. My third book of Crossroads Saga has Earth angels from around the world.
Thank you so much for sharing, Mary! To learn more about Mary Ting and Crossroads, stalk her on her website, Facebook, or Twitter.


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