About the Author
Carolyn Wing Greenlee is a Third Generation Chinese American from a California Gold Rush/Railroad family. As an insider in this quiet minority, she has spent the last two decades interviewing six generations of family and friends, publishing them in some of her ten books. A retired teacher and Lake County Poet Laureate, Carolyn has edited more than twenty books, a few of which she illustrated. She was a professional photographer for thirty years.
A national speaker on writing as well as the Chinese American experience, Carolyn desires to make minorities better understood by telling their stories. Recently she has added blindness and life with a guide dog to the list. Carolyn and her husband Dennis have a combined family of six children, fifteen grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Hedy the guide dog, and the kitty Hope are much beloved members of the family.