December 15, 2019

Book talk: “The Ninja Daughter” by Tori Eldridge

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Bruggemeyer Library
318 S Ramona Ave.
Monterey Park, CA 91754


A presentation (with slide show) about mixed-race culture, Chinese pioneers in Hawaii, and the inspiration for author Tori Eldridge’s debut novel.

Ms. Eldridge will speak on the following subjects:

Chinese in Hawaii from personal ancestral history and family anecdotes with facts drawn from Chinese Historical Society, Hawaii History Organization, Hawaii Chinese Historical Center, and Chinese Pioneer Families of Maui, Molokai, and Lanai (including several oral recollections from her mother’s cousin, Blossom Tsau, about her Ching family.
The author will also speak about how different it was growing up mixed race in Hawaii as compared with California and other parts of the United States. (Advantage VS Discrimination). How all of this inspired a thriller about a Chinese-Norwegian modern-day ninja in Los Angeles.
Ms. Eldridge will also read a short excerpt from her book.
“This original and fast-paced action thriller is high on our fall to-be-read list!”
“Eldridge expertly mines both domestic suspense and action thriller.”
―Publishers Weekly
“If you love a heroine who’s tough, brilliant, and never runs from a fight, look no further. Tori Eldridge introduces the warrior-sleuth you’ll want fighting by your side.”
―Tess Gerritsen, NYT bestselling author of THE SHAPE OF NIGHT
“THE NINJA DAUGHTER is a remarkably fresh, intense thriller, and Lily Wong is one hell of a new hero. Tori Eldridge is redefining the genre.”
―J.T. Ellison, NYT bestselling author of TEAR ME APART




Name Chinese Historical Society of Southern California (CHSSC) Phone 323-222-0856 Email


Bruggemeyer Library, 318 S Ramona Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91754