Jana McBurney-Lin

Biography

Jana lived in Asia for fifteen years. She wrote for media in seven countries, including National Public Radio, Writer's Digest, Hemispheres (United Airlines), Islands Magazine, Singapore Straits Times, Japan Times and dozens of others. She was an editor at ALC Publishing in Tokyo when she met her husband, a native of southern China. They then lived in Singapore, frequently visiting his family in Fujian province, China.

Jana now lives in the Santa Cruz mountains of California with her husband and four children. She's a dedicated participant in the Bay Area writing community, having served five years as President of the Peninsula Branch of the California Writer's Club. She also founded the Writers Camp for Kids and volunteers annually in the local schools to teach creative writing.

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Books

Blossoms and Bayonets: A Story of Love, Faith and Courage under Japanese Occupation
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 118,230. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Based on a true story, Blossoms & Bayonets is suffused with the tense atmosphere of World War II in the Pacific. The story lends an eyewitness perspective to events as they unfold for one family in Korea, revealing an era of nuance and complexity. The result is a work that speaks volumes about the power of faith.
My Half of the Sky
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 207,260. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Chairman Mao said, "Women hold up half the sky." For Li Hui, a recent university graduate, that means following her dream of becoming a teacher, finding love and fulfilling her family obligations. But her father's debts and demands for an arranged marriage will soon pull her away from everything she truly desires . . . and Li Hui is forced to make her place in China's changing cultural landscape.

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