Jane Houng is a long-term resident of Hong Kong and China, who received her Master’s in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the US in 2014. Since then, she has written several Children’s Books: YA novel Bloodswell, Pun Choi: a Hotchpotch of Chinese Folk and Fairy Tales, and Hong Kong Movers and Shakers, just to name a few.

Tragically, in late 2017, Jane lost her 30-year-old daughter, Rebecca Dykes to rape and murder. Since then, she has established a charity in Greece called Becky’s Bathhouse for refugees http://www.beckysbathhouse.org and launched a free panic button for vulnerable women worldwide called Becky & #39’s Button. In the autumn of 2022, the first annual retreat named The Rebecca Dykes Memorial Workshop for kidlit writers addressing extreme violence.

This retreat will take place at the Highlights Foundation in Pennsylvania, USA. For more information on the retreat go to https://www.rebeccadykeswriters.com.

We talked about her books, her life, and her work fighting to keep women safe. Reach out to Jane via her website: https://rebeccadykeswriters.com

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