ABOUT NATASHA YIM

  • I was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and grew up in Singapore and Hong Kong. In 1979, I came to California and attended Dominican College (now University) in San Rafael, California, where I received my B.A. in English LIterature with a Writing Emphasis in 1983, and a M.S. in Counseling Psychology in 1986.

    I have worked for most of my professional career as a counselor/social worker with kids in group homes, foster homes, residential treatment centers, and for the Mendocino County Child Protective Services. Currently, I work part-time for the Mendocino County Office of Education.

    I began writing when I was 11 years old, and have had non-fiction articles published in regional and local magazines and newspapers, as well as in the children’s magazines, “Highlights for Children”, “Appleseed”, “Faces”. and “Muse”. I am the author of nine picture books: OTTO’S RAINY DAY (Charlesbridge Publishing, 2000);CIXI, THE DRAGON EMPRESS (Goosebottom Books, 2011); SACAJAWEA OF THE SHOSHONE (Goosebottom Books, 2012), GOLDY LUCK AND THE THREE PANDAS (Charlesbridge Publishing, 2014); THE ROCK MAIDEN (Wisdom Tales Press, 2017), MULAN’S NEW YEAR (Disney Press, 2018); LUNA’S YUM YUM DIM SUM (Charlesbridge Publishing, 2020); LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER (Disney/Pixar, 2022) and LIGHTYEAR (Little Golden Book/Random House, 2022).

PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore


  • Magazine Articles
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    Dragon Dance

    (Article)


    Highlights for Children

    2022

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    The Boat Dwellers of Aberdeen Harbor

    (Article)


    Faces Magazine

    2015

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    The Elephant Queen

    (Article)


    Faces Magazine

    2012

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    Horses Helping Others

    (Article)


    Appleseeds Magazine

    2011

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    Dragons Race on Water

    (Article)


    Highlights for Children

    2010