A.H. Shinn got the idea for Kung Fu Kellie while driving back and forth to her job as a post-doctoral fellow. She worked during the day in a research lab and went to the martial arts studio in the evening. She first learned taekwondo while an undergrad at the University of California, Santa Barbara. After earning her Pharm.D. and Ph.D. in pharmacology at the University of the Pacific, she began training in shou shu, where she received her first degree black belt.

Her love for martial arts sparked the creation of Kellie and the mystical animals of kung fu. The story initially began as a children's book, but quickly evolved to a novel when Shinn realized how much she had to share. Her passion for writing fiction blossomed and plans to continue the series is underway.

Author: A.H. Shinn