At the announcement of China's Cultural Revolution, Chairman Mao's Red Guard members begin their assault, leaving innocent victims in their wake as they surge across the country. With political turmoil at their door, both Benfu and Pony Boy must face heart-wrenching decisions regarding family, friendship, courage, and loyalty to their country during one of the most chaotic periods in history.
The prequel to the beloved Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters series, The Palest Ink depicts Benfu's coming-of-age during the tumultuous years of the Cultural Revolution.
Thank you for visiting my site. I am an advocate for children, a mother, and an author.
After living in China for almost five years, I published my memoir, Silent Tears; A Journey of Hope In A Chinese Orphanage. The interest in my story makes it possible for me to continue my passion to make a difference in the lives of children in the orphanages of China.
Now I use my love and knowledge of China to write Asian-inspired fiction. I also raise awareness of organizations that support children in China.
Using news articles, special interest stories, and fiction, I strive to bring the adoption community together with others who would like to learn more about China. Visit me on Facebook or write me an email. I love to hear your comments or share in your life experiences!
To book appearances, workshops, or speaking for heritage camps, book clubs, women's groups, schools, or other events, use the Contact tab at the top of the home page. (Skype is an option for small groups at long distance)
Why China? An evening with Child Advocate and Author, Kay Bratt
TOGETHER (mothers affected by adoption or foster care)
Tuesday, November 3rd 6.30 pm @ Peachtree City, GA
To RSVP, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Why China? Talk and Book Signing
Fiction Addiction Indie Bookstore
Saturday, November 7th @ 3pm
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Sometimes adoption isn’t always ladybugs and rainbows, and you need some help. A willing ear to listen to, some advice from one who’s been there, or just a sliver of hope that you’ll get through the difficult days. Below is a list of resources:
Yahoo Group 'Attach China'
This is a list for parents who have adopted children from China other countries who are experiencing attachment trauma issues, including sleep problems, severe separation anxiety, severe temper tantrums, oppositional behavior, etc.
Yahoo Group 'Daily Parenting Reflections'
Join other parents from around the world who are working to implement the Beyond Consequences model. You will find support and information here from other parents who "get it". The group has evolved into a wonderfully supportive, safe place for parents of challenging children to come for ideas, advice, reinforcement and kind words.
Facebook Closed Groups
(Must ask to be invited)
Surviving Reattachment Disorder
China’s Children International
Adopting Chinese Tweens/Teens
Women Affected by Adoption or Foster Care.
Meets every first Tuesday of the month in Peachtree City, GA.
First meeting September 1, 2015
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September 28th, 2015
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