About Skeleton Women:
Skeleton Women, is a Chinese phrase for femme fatales. My story is about three of them — Camilla, the nightclub singer who has been forced to become a spy, Shadow the magician who jumps naked off a tall building, and a gender-ambiguous gossip columnist. All must scheme in order to survive the gang wars in lawless 1930ies Shanghai.
The protagonist Camilla’s mission is to seduce Shanghai’s most powerful crime lord and see that he is assassinated. But then she fell for the gang lord’s handsome, refined son and his hunky bodyguard…
About Mingmei Yip:
Besides writing novels, Mingmei also frequently performs on the qin (an ancient Chinese instrument), does storytelling, and teaches calligraphy workshops. She was recently invited by Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Museum of Art to perform on the qin and calligraphy.
Mingmei’s other work in English is Chinese Children’s Favorite Stories (Tuttle Publishing), of which she both wrote and illustrated. Her second children’s book, also by Tuttle, will come out 2013.
In Hong Kong, Mingmei was a columnist for seven major newspapers. She has appeared on over sixty TV and radio programs in Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and the US.
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