Special Thanks to:
My wife, Li Pengyun
My best friend, Li Pengyun
My biggest critic, Li Pengyun
Photographer, web design consultant, and beta reader. For some of his work, click the above link to check out his instagram!
Also to his credit, he is the cofounder of 4SN (Second Saturday Steaks and Shows Night), the most exclusive club in Tianjin—but that's mainly because it's just he, Lynn, Pengyun, and I.
Lynn "Lynderella" Lin （林彰涵）
The non-native English speaker that somehow always finds my typos and mistakes. The coolest girl I know and an amazing friend. Also, she has the most impressive Microsoft Excel skills I've ever encountered. Absolute legend.
NOTE: She's corrected 3 things on this website (updated March 23,2021)
Accountant by day, drummer by night, and traveler as often as his boss will allow. Vincent Izzo is a phenomenal beta reader that has been reading my stuff for years. He's read my best stories, my worst stories, and all the stories in between and he still doesn't get annoyed when I send him a new novel. He's the man and I can't thank him enough for his patience and encouragement.
Joyce Mahaffey (right)
To the woman who reads everything I send her and doesn't judge. To the woman who has such a deep heart for people, I was certain that she'd prefer a picture with someone instead of one by herself. There she is, standing next to a close family friend (We love you, Ping Ping!) who acted as her translator at my wedding. Before my wedding, she'd never left America but for the sake of her son she took a larger step than she'd ever taken before. She flew to China on her own—and even managed to survive the trip. In fact, she loved it so much she came again a year and a half later and is already planning her third trip. I love you, mom. Thank you for always supporting me.
There are too many people to thank, but I'll try here anyway:
John and Allison Cutrone
Pete, Karen, and Troy Hough
Scott Alexander Jones
Amy Ma (Ma Ling Ling)
Eric, Krista, and the entire Norbury family
James and Helen Wright