About the Author
At a glance, the author’s quiet demeanor may resemble a pond of still water. It doesn’t look that deep. But don’t let its stillness fool you. There is more to meet the eye. It hearkens back to the ancient Latin proverb, “Still water runs deep.”
Mak Ming as a storyteller is aided by his vivid imagination, enabling him to take the readers on a captivating journey of traveling back in time to faraway places while exploring the meaning of human existence and the intersection of faith and the miraculous. His personal life story is no less intriguing as the story he attempts to tell.
Born in Chengdu, Sichuan Province of China, author Mak Ming is a first-generation immigrant in the United States.
His father Mak Fung grew up in Hong Kong with meager means. Fung’s father showed little interest of taking care of the family. Fung’s mother Ng Moujing did manual labor to earn a living in raising Fung and his younger sister Yinhung. As a student, Fung displayed an affinity in learning and writing. His acute interest in social issues and politics earned him a place in the local student movement. At the start of the Japanese war, he left Hong Kong and traveled to Chengdu, Sichuan, where he found employment with a flour mill company owned by the Lee family.