Yuting “Lotus” Zhang, born in Henan, China. She received her college education in
Beijing then worked in Shanghai for twelve years. In 2017 she came to New York
city with her American boyfriend who now is her husband. She currently resides
and works in NYC.
Yuting “Lotus” Zhang was born to tell stories. When she was 3 years old in rural
Henan, China, she thrilled her neighbors with stories she made up. In primary
school, everyone wanted to walk home with her so they could hear her stories.
Born in 1983, she received her college education in Beijing then worked in
Shanghai in the foreign trade business for twelve years. In 2017 she came to New
York city with her American boyfriend who now is her husband. She currently
resides in Brooklyn. Self-taught oil painter, poet and prose writer, designer, she
has a great passion for everything that pokes, prods, and stimulates the
She has worked for 15 years in the international trade business in both Shanghai
and New York, taking responsibility for the successful development and delivery
of millions of dollars of apparel and accessories.
While in China, she also traveled extensively around the country, which
experience she chronicled in a Chinese blog. During the Pandemic, while
sequestered at home, she decided to start a blog in English; that led to the idea of
writing stories, later novels, in her second language. She found that she had
tremendous, almost obsessive passion for her stories and her characters; they
were very real to her; actually, they were her. For passion’s sake, she temporarily
gave up conventional employment to devote herself to her creative impulse full
She writes her own work as well as translate great poems from the original
Chinese. To date she has written about seventy short stories and completed
two novels. All her short stories are enhanced with an original sketch or oil
She empathizes with the folks who are trapped in anonymity because they are her
and she is them. She writes not only to purge her own stains, but to reach out to
anyone else who wants to do the same.