Joan He is a Chinese-American writer. Descendant of the Crane was her debut young-adult fantasy novel. She is donating some of the proceeds of her second novel, The Ones We're Meant to Find, to Ocean Conservancy. Joan lives in Philadelphia and writes from a desk overlooking the Delaware River.
With complex world-building and character development, readers tired of cookie-cutter stories will find some surprise twists here. -- Kirkus Review on Descendant of the Crane Top-notch thriller and complex characters...Should appeal to teens and adults alike. -- Publisher's Weekly on Descendant of the Crane 'In a climate-ravaged future, the love between two sisters is the only hope for humanity's future. This is sci-fi at its best: floating cities, kindness and desert islands.' * Lauren James, author of The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker *