Janie Chang writes historical fiction, often with a personal connection, drawing from a family history with 36 generations of recorded genealogy. She grew up listening to stories about life in a small Chinese town in the years before the Second World War and tales of ancestors who encountered dragons, ghosts, and immortals.
Her first novel, Three Souls (Harper Perennial) was a finalist for the 2014 BC Book Prizes Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize; her second novel, Dragon Springs Road (HarperAvenue) was a Globe and Mail national bestseller. Both were nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award. Her third book, The Library Of Legends (HarperAvenue) released in May 2020, was nominated for the Evergreen Award and is a Globe and Mail national bestseller. The Porcelain Moon (HarperAvenue) was published in spring of 2023, and The Phoenix Crown (William Morrow), a novel Janie is co-authoring with Kate Quinn, will be released in Fall 2023. Born in Taiwan, Janie has lived in the Philippines, Iran, Thailand, and New Zealand. She now lives with her husband on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada.