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Weina Dai Randel

WEINA DAI RANDEL is the author of The Moon in the Palace, winner of RWA RITA® Award for Mainstream Fiction with a central Romantic Theme in 2017. The Moon in the Palace, a historical fiction about China's only female emperor Empress Wu (Wu Zetian), was also a Goodreads Choice Awards nominee and a RT Book Reviewers Choice Award nominee. It was called one of the "most beautifully written, impeccably researched and well-constructed historical fiction novels released this year" by Book Reporter, named as one of the Biggest Historical Fiction books of 2016 by Bookbub, and recommended by Texas Library Association's 2017 Lariat Reading List.

The Moon in the Palace was followed with a sequel The Empress of Bright Moon; the two novels have been translated into 7 languages and sold worldwide.

Weina was born and raised in China. English is her second language. She first studied English in middle school in China and came to the U.S. at the age of twenty-four. She holds an M.A. in English from Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas. It took her ten years to research and write The Moon in the Palace. Find more about Weina on her website: www.weinarandel.com

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