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/May-lin/ * (noun)

Origin: Cantonese Chinese

1. A reader who reads past her bedtime and easily swoons over unexpected metaphors, clever endings, plot twists, and characters with whom she wants to meet in person.

2. A writer of picture books and novels with characters who share her life experiences and emotional truths and those with adventures she wishes she can have and difficult situations she is grateful to avoid in real life.

3. A mold and soap maker who creates molds to make soaps that look like food or objects you never thought could be soaps.

4. An urban gardener working toward the goal of growing all the veggies and fruits her family eats.

5. A friend to animals and insects except those that keep stealing her harvests without asking.

6. A wife to a husband with opposite tastes in music and food and a mommy to two spunky little girls who serve as chairwomen of the board of her schedule as well as personal story consultants.

7. A name given by her grandfather that means beautiful lotus.



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