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Ying_swingIf you would like to invite me to your event, please contact me at yingc@yingc.com. If I'm already planning to be in your area, I'm always happy to extend my trip to include additional events.



left-flair MARCH, 2013 right-flair

School Visit — Cupertino Middle School
March 1, Sunnyvale CA


School Visit — Dianne Feinstein Elementary School
March 12, San Francisco CA


left-flair APRIL, 2013 right-flair

School Visit — South School
April 11, Hillsborough CA


Skype School Visit — Knollwood Elementary School
April 17, students in Piscataway, NJ


Keynote Speaker, Target Stage — LA Times Festival of Books
April 20, stage presentation 12:30-1:00 PM, signing 1:05-1:50 PM, University of Southern California


left-flair SEPTEMBER, 2013 right-flair

New Book Release — Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier

Co-authored with Vinson Compestine



left-flair JANUARY, 2012 right-flair

Chinese New Year Celebration! Literary Luncheon with Ying Compestine
Noon, January 27, Book Passage, Corte Madera CA


left-flair FEBRUARY, 2012 right-flair

Keynote Speaker — Words Take Wing
Honoring diversity in Children's Literature at UC Davis

Wednesday February 22

    Radio interview on Sacramento's local NPR station (10 AM)
    Visit to Sutter Memorial Hospital (1:30 PM)
    Visit to UC Davis Children's Hospital (3 PM )

Thursday February 23

    Presentation at UC Davis (10:30 - 11:30 AM)
    Lecture (7-8 PM)
    Book Signing (8-9 PM)


left-flair MARCH, 2012 right-flair

School Visit — Hayward Unified School District
March 2, Hayward, CA


School Visit — Vellecito Elementary School
March 16, San Rafael, CA


Fundraising Event Whole Planet Foundation

March 30, 6:30 PM at the Lafayette Public Library. Features three recipes from Ying's Best One Dish Meals, and a 45-minute presentation by Ying.
Flash! We exceeded our fundraising goal and gathered $2,050!


left-flair APRIL, 2012 right-flair

Book Signing  — Ying's Best One Dish Meals At San Francisco Costco
April 14, 1 - 3 PM. 450 10th Street San Francisco


left-flair MAY, 2012 right-flair

Writing Class — How to Write and Sell Children's Books
May 19, 13:30 PM at Book Passage in Corte Madera CA


left-flair AUGUST, 2012 right-flair

Library Presentation — Ying's Best One-Dish Meals
August 5, 3:00 PM, Union City Library


Library Presentation — Ying's Best One-Dish Meals
August 18, 2:00 PM, Fremont Main Library



left-flair SEPTEMBER, 2012 right-flair

Cruise Lectures — Silversea Cruises
September 9th - September 23, sailing to Canada, Alaska, Russia and Japan.


left-flair NOVEMBER, 2012 right-flair

Article Mention — The Costco Connection, November 2012
The article "Take a Look at My Life" discusses Revolution is not a Dinner Party.


Nominated to be Among "50 Authors You Should be Reading"
You can vote until November 11 for Ying as our favorite author in The Author Show's 2012 survey of "50 Authors You Should be Reading"


Writing Class — How to Write and Sell Children's Books
November 3, 10:30 AM at Book Passage in Corte Madera CA


Writing Class — Secrets of a Successful Writer
November 3, 2:00 PM at Book Passage in Corte Madera CA


Skype School Visit — Northside Christian College
November 4, students in Brisbane QLD, Australia



left-flair DECEMBER, 2012 right-flair

Cruise Lectures — Semester At Sea
December 8th - January 2, sailing to the Caribbean, Central America and South America.




left-flair JANUARY, 2011 right-flair

School Visit — The Carey School
January 3, San Mateo, CA


left-flair FEBRUARY, 2011 right-flair

Speaking Event — San Francisco Writers' Conference
February 18-20.


left-flair JUNE, 2011 right-flair

Research Trip — Tibet, and Xi'an, China
June 12- July 4.


left-flair SEPTEMBER, 2011 right-flair

New Cookbook Book Release! Ying's Best One-Dish Meals
With fast techniques and nutritious ingredients, pull together satisfying meals in a snap! Sellers Publishing.

Writing Class — How to Sell What You Write
September 17, 11:00 AM at Book Passage in Corte Madera CA

Writing Class — How to Write and Sell Children's Books
September 17, 11:00 AM at Book Passage in Corte Madera CA


left-flair OCTOBER, 2011 right-flair


Runaway Wok — Scholastic Edition released!

Runaway Wok — Selected for the 2012 California Collections List
For elementary school libraries.


Country Day School Visit
October 13, 2011, Sacramento, CA


left-flair NOVEMBER, 2011 right-flair


School Visit Tour — New York
November 14th through the 18th in the New York Metropolitan area. Should you wish to learn more about my school and library programs or inquire about availability, please contact Kerri McPhail at Kerri@childrensauthorsally.com


Crouching Tiger Reviewed by The New York Times!
Appearing in their Sunday, November 13 edition and online.


left-flair DECEMBER, 2011 right-flair

New Children's Book Release! Crouching Tiger
A Chinese-American boy gains a new understanding of his Chinese grandfather in this celebratory story of family, martial arts, and the Chinese New Year.Candlewick Press.


Writing Class — How to Write and Sell Your Cookbook
December 10, 1:30 -4:00 PM at Book Passage in Corte Madera CA


Book Signing  — Ying's Best One Dish Meals
December 15, 11 AM. Across the Way Hardware, Moraga CA


Profiled with her new books, Ying's Best One Dish Meals, and Crouching Tiger
The Contra Costa Times, December 16




left-flair FEBRUARY, 2010 right-flair

Speaking Event — Redwood City Public Library
Wednesday February 6, 10 AM, Redwood City CA


Research Tour — Northern China
February 11-28, Visiting five cities in China, including the Harbin Ice Festival and hometown, Wuhan.


left-flair MARCH, 2010 right-flair

Speaking Event — Book Passage in Corte Madera
March 1, 7 PM


Speaking Tour — Tucson AZ
March 11, keynote speaker at the University of Arizona
March 12, keynote speaker at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center.
March 13, speaking and signing at the Tucson Festival of Books


Speaking Event— Squaw Valley Institute
March 26, keynote speaker.


Speaking Event— Resort at Squaw Creek
March 27, keynote speaker on healthy eating; recipes featured for dinner event at the resort.

left-flair APRIL, 2010 right-flair

Speaking Event — CAIS Conference
April 11, San Francisco CA.


Speaking Event — Berkeley Public Library
April 20, Berkeley CA. Speaking to the Young Readers Club.


left-flair MAY, 2010 right-flair

Skype School Visit — Talk to Middle School Students about Writing Revolution
May 2. students at John Glenn Middle School in Bedford Massachusetts


left-flair JUNE, 2010 right-flair

Research Trip — Tibet, South, and Southwest China
June 16- July 7.


left-flair JULY, 2010 right-flair

Speaking Event — Writing for Young Adults
July 11, 9 AM -noon. Book Passages Writer's Conference in Corte Modera


left-flair AUGUST, 2010 right-flair

Speaking Event — Book Passage Kid Lit Salon
August 23, 7 PM. Corte Modera


Teaching Writer's Workshop — How to Make a Living as a Writer
August 28, 1:30 PM - 4 PM. Book Passage in Corte Modera, CA.


left-flair SEPTEMBER, 2010 right-flair

Speaking Tour — San Mateo One Book/One County, Featuring Revolution
September 20-24, speaking at libraries and schools in San Mateo CA.


2pm 3pm

BPL Library









WDS - Woodside Elementary School 



School Contact: Sharon LaCrosse






ATH - St. Joseph's





10 am - 11 am

PAC -  Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School








1:45 - 2:40 pm

HMB - Hatch Elementary School





3:30-4:30 pm

DC Library - Westlake Branch



Info call: 650-991-8071





10:30 - 11:30 am

BRI - Lipman Middle School



Info call: 415-467-2060      



School contact: Jolene Heckerman



School phone: (415) 467-9541





1:15 - 1:55 pm

SB - Parkside Intermediate School



Info call: 650-616-7079



School contact: Mary Tordsen, Office Manager



School phone: 650-877-8195





1:00-3:00 pm

FOS - Bowditch Middle School


2 visits

Info call: 650-574-4842



School contact: Gabriella Evans



School phone: (650)312-7680


7:00 - 8:00 pm

MP Library



Info call: 650-330-2530





2:00 - 3:00 pm

SM Main Library



Info call: 650-522-7838


left-flair OCTOBER, 2010 right-flair

School Visit Tour — Connecticut public schools
October 19-23.

Tuesday, October  19th

30 Meadow Avenue
Bronxville, NY  10708

Wednesday, October 20th

200 North Maple Avenue
Greenwich, CT  06830

Thursday, October 21st

293 Benedict Avenue
Tarrytown, NY  10591

Friday, October 22nd

490 Highland Avenue
Chesire, CT  06410


left-flair NOVEMBER, 2010 right-flair

Teaching Writer's Workshop — How to Make a Living as a Writer
November 13, 7 PM. Book Passage in Corte Modera, CA.


Speaking Event — University of Wisconsin-Madison
November 18-20, Speaking at the 9th Annual International Children's and Young Adult Literature Celebration

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