I’ve also written articles for magazines and journals, some for children and some for adults. Here are a few:
- Author Notes: Stories Behind a Story
Author’s Notes are popular in children’s books, both nonfiction and fiction. I describe and cite examples of six types: Inspiration, Research Process, Writing Process, Impact, Additional Information, and Beyond the Book. (Winter 2020, pp. 28-29)
- ‘Wet’ Mummies
Three Chinese mummies were discovered in near-perfect condition, each more than 2,000 years old! (November/December 2018).
- The Inspiration Continues
Liang Hongyu, a famous woman warrior of China who lived a thousand years ago, continues to inspire people today through tales and dramatizations of her heroic deeds (February 2018).
- Worshiping Heaven
Emperors prayed and offered sacrifices at the awe-inspiring Temple of Heaven in Beijing for nearly five hundred years. (November/December 2016).
- A River Wanders
The Yellow River’s silt problem caused hundreds of devastating floods and five avulsions over the centuries. (February 2015)
- Silk Treasures of Mawangdui
Rare silk clothing, wrappings, books, maps, and paintings were preserved in the Mawangdui tombs for over two thousand years. (November/December 2003)
- Tomb of a Renegade King
A mysterious man was found buried in a suit of jade. Who was he and why were others buried with him? (January/February 2002)
- Bringing Music to Life
Orchestra conductor Amy Andersson touches the emotions of audiences around the world. (March 2012)
- Remembering Our Ancestors
Four generations of my family traveled to China, where we honored our ancestors by performing traditional ceremonies at their gravesites. (April 2009)