About Weina:

Weina Dai Randel was born and raised in China. She came to the U.S. when she was 24, and English is her second language. She is the author of THE MOON IN THE PALACE (2016) and its sequel, THE EMPRESS OF BRIGHT MOON (2016), both from Sourcebooks.

Weina has worked as a journalist, a magazine editor, and an adjunct professor. She received an M.A. in English from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas, where she was inspired to write about Empress Wu of China, the subject of her novels. She lives in Texas with her husband and two kids.