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Jamie Ford AuthorJamie Ford (1968 -   ) was born in Eureka, California, but grew up in Ashland, Oregon and Port Orchard and Seattle, Washington. His father, a Seattle native, is of Chinese ancestry, while Ford’s mother is of European descent. 

Ford is the great grandson of Nevada mining pioneer Min Chung (1850-1922), who emigrated from Kaiping, China, to San Francisco in 1865, where he adopted the western name “Ford,” thus confusing countless generations. Ford’s great grandmother, Loy Lee Ford (1882-1921), was the first Chinese woman to own property in Nevada.

Ford earned a degree in Design from the Art Institute of Seattle and also attended Seattle’s School of Visual Concepts. An award-winning short-story writer, Ford is an alumnus of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and a survivor of Orson Card’s Literary Boot Camp.  Having grown up near Seattle’s Chinatown, he now lives in Montana (where he is on a never-ending quest to find decent dim sum).  Ford is married and has six children.

Source:  Jamie Ford and Penguin Random House websites

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