My Books

Writing is one of my hobbies. This link will take you to my Author Page at Currently there are a few Chinese language instruction books, a cookbook for people who are prone to migraines, two novels and a couple ebooks for children. ** The various links for a few of my books are listed below: NEW! Check out my e-Book: “5 Stories in Chinese -Book 1 Chinese Tales To listen to a reading of the first story in this eBook, please click on this youtube link. NEW! “5 Stories in Chinese – Book2 Tales from around the World” is now live. If you would like me to check the sentences that you have constructed for the exercises in “5 Stories in Chinese”, please post them in a Comment on this blog site. Learn Chinese through Songs and Rhymes on on on English Edition of The Little Monk on Traditional Chinese Edition of The Little Monk on Simplified Chinese Edition of the Little Monk  on on at SCRIBD My Fatima on Tame Migraine the Delicious Way on If you enjoyed reading the book or eBook, please post a book review at for it. Thanks much! ——————————————————————————————————- Learn Chinese through Songs and Rhymes” is for learners in middle school and up. It is written in English and features simplified Chinese characters and pinyin. On my youtube channel you can find a few related videos.

Migraine Cookbook

Tame Migraine the Delicious Way” is an ebook that provides information about the migraine disorder as well as over 150 recipes for cooking with migraine-safe foods. Please click here for the related blog site; click here to see a promotion video. Once you call up this youtube video, you will also be able to see various other videos that I have posted on youtube. “Migraines can be very debilitating. It’s not just the pain in the head, and that in itself can be unbearable. It’s all the other symptoms: nausea, vomiting, vertigo, sensitivity to light, fatigue and the list goes on. Not every migraine sufferer experiences the same symptoms, but the pain, the fatigue, and sensitivity to light are pretty universal. Research has concluded that migraine is an actual disease, not just a bad headache that women might experience during their monthly cycle. And, the frightening thing about migraines is that those people who suffer migraines are more prone to having strokes. Research continues on migraines and there are certainly a number of drugs available to alleviate the symptoms, but it doesn’t cure the disease and, like all other drugs, there are side effects. So, what’s the alternative? Well, research has also linked certain foods as triggers to migraines. Eating healthily has been the best cure-all for other ailments, so why not for migraines as well? To understand and appreciate better the effect food has as a migraine trigger, Lydia Lin, also a migraine sufferer, shares her research and the recipes she’s developed in her book, Tame Migraine the Delicious Way: A Cookbook with Diet Suggestions for Migraineurs. There is a lot of useful and very helpful information in this book and I learned a lot about my own migraine condition from reading it. The book is well laid out, beginning with the author’s own experiences with migraines and following through her research and findings. Although there are other triggers to migraines, like stress and barometric pressure, the key one is food and the author lists the most common food triggers. She also lists foods that benefit and help prevent migraines. In fact, most of the book is recipes that she has created to help her own migraine management. Considering everyone has slightly different dietary issues (and possibly food allergies and intolerances) perhaps all of the recipes are not suitable for everyone. The recipes are well laid out, allowing the reader to use each one as a basis to create their own recipes using ingredients that they can consume. A wonderful guide and resource for migraine sufferers. This is a real treasure.” – Reviewed By Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite
My Fatima - a novel

My Fatima – a novel

“My Fatima” is a novel for readers 14 years old and up. The book link is here.
Press Release:
August 18, 2019
For immediate release:
Author’s new book receives a warm literary welcome.
Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Fiction – Historical – Event/Era book “My Fatima” by Lydia Lin, currently available at
Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies. “Reviewed By Judith Rook for Readers’ Favorite Set in Jordan and Lebanon in 1966, Lydia Lin’s novel My Fatima covers the developing conflicts of the Middle East, seen through the eyes of a young West German schoolgirl. Although dimly aware of the complex political background which surrounds her, Trudy’s interests are focussed mainly on the multi-national school she attends, the companions she meets there and the development of her first deeply emotional relationship beyond her family. Directed at the teen and young adult reader, the pace of the narrative is completely appropriate for the content and presents interesting and engaging material. The narrative style also suits the subject, without being too simplistic. The main character is particularly well-defined, her perceptions adding a piquant dimension to the accounts of her daily routine and her tourist experiences. Many of the secondary characters also are vibrant and alive, often carrying the theme of the regional political confrontations to come. The novel is generally well-constructed and builds firmly towards the single climax when Trudy, by default, becomes directly involved in her best friend’s nationalistic affiliations. My Fatima by Lydia Lin draws a reader’s attention, opens a door slightly into the ordinary lives of people in the Middle East and offers an enjoyable reading experience in general.” You can learn more about Lydia Lin and “My Fatima” at where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages. Readers’ Favorite LLC Media Relations Louisville, KY 40202 800-RF-REVIEW The Little Monk “The Little Monk” is a historical/action novel directed at English and Chinese language learners. The book is available in three editions: English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese. The story is about an indigenous boy who was separated from his parents at birth and raised by a Shaolin monk on the Island of Formosa in the 17th century. At the age of 12, While on the way to visit another kung fu master, he encountered his father without either one being aware of their kinship. The boy defended his father against the conquistadors who ruled the island. The informative and engaging story takes a few turns until the family was finally reunited.

A heartwarming and educational tale of historical fiction, exemplifying events in the little-known history of the Island of Formosa. Good characterizations and intriguing, empathetic characters populate the novel.” Mallory A. Haws: The Haunted Reading Room Reviews

Chinese edition of The Little Monk

Traditional Chinese edition of The Little Monk

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