About Kathleen Ahrens
Kathleen writes middle grade and teen fiction. She has lived in Asia for over twenty-five years. A fluent Mandarin speaker, she has two bilingual Chinese-English picture books, “Ears Hear” and “Numbers Do” published with Sun-Ya Press. She is currently a professor in the Department of English at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where she teaches linguistics and creative writing. Kathleen also serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and is a Fellow in the Hong Kong Academy of Humanities. She lectures around the world on metaphor theory, the use of children’s literature in language teaching, and creative writing. She has two children with Chu-Ren Huang, who is also a professor and a linguist.
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