M.Chan is a British Chinese children's author who lives in Glasgow. They have written early readers (Rising Stars) and had short stories published in various books such as Ladybird Tales of Superheroes (Penguin) and Stories From Around the World (Scholastic). In 2018, they started the Bubble Tea Writers Network to support and encourage British East Asian writers in the UK.
M.Chan was adopted and grew up in Birmingham, surrounded by British Chinese foster siblings whose families would often take them all out for delicious Chinese food. M.Chan grew up watching lots of kung-fu movies as they were the only people on the screen who looked like they did. M.Chan decided to become a children's author so that there was at least one positive chinese role model for children to look up to.
M.Chan has been a Chinese storyteller in the past and entertained children in libraries, museums and schools with their favourite Chinese myths and legends, all of which feed into the magical world of TIGER WARRIOR. M.Chan lived in Taiwan for a while to try to learn Mandarin Chinese which is a very cool language to learn!