Manling Chen was born and grew up in Taiwan. She came with her husband and two-year-old son to New York, NY, at the age of thirty to fulfill her dream of studying in graduate school. She received a black belt in Taekwendo at age forty and has been applying Bible truth and discipline learned in the martial art to fighting in her faith as a spiritual warrior. She works with God to write and is currently a freelance reporter for a national Chinese newspaper based in Minnesota. Much of her writing relates to spiritual learning, Bible study, parenting, education, Sunday school, opinions, interviews, and people's stories.