Natasha Yim

Natasha Yim has wanted to be a writer since she was 11 years old. She writes fiction and nonfiction and is attracted to stories of diversity and girls/women who do unusual things. This interest has led her to write about the last empress of China, a Native American princess who traveled the American West with Lewis and Clark, an elephant conservationist in Thailand, the boat dwellers of Hong Kong’s Aberdeen Harbor and more. She is the author of five picture books for children: Otto’s Rainy Day (Charlesbridge Publishing, 2000), Cixi, The Dragon Empress (Goosebottom Books, 2011), Sacajawea of the Shoshone (Goosebottom Books, 2012), which was selected for the Children's Book Council Hot Off the Press reading list and nominated for the American Library Association's Amelia Bloomer Project, Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas (Charlesbridge Publishing, 2014), a Junior Library Guild and Scholastic Book Club selection, and The Rock Maiden (Wisdom Tales Press, 2017). She has also published non-fiction articles in “Highlights for Children”, “Appleseeds”, “Faces” and “Muse” magazines, and is a regular contributor to Mendocino Arts Magazine. Her short plays have been performed in venues around California, and internationally in Australia, New Zealand, and Malaysia. Natasha is currently working on a project for Disney Publishing. When she is not writing, she loves to travel and spend time with her family.

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