Lily Chow was born in Malaysia, but has lived in Canada since the mid-sixties. She has taught in the Prince George School District and at the University of Northern British Columbia. She now devotes her time to researching and writing. Her first book, Sojourners in the North (Caitlin Press), won the Jeanne Clarke history award and is used in many colleges and universities as a reference text. She also published a second book on Chinese migration called Chasing Their Dream (Caitlin Press). Her third book is Blossom in the Gold Mountains (Caitlin Press).