Joan He is a Chinese-American writer. At a young age, she received classical instruction in oil painting before discovering that storytelling was her favourite form of expression. She studied Psychology and East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Pennsylvania and currently splits her time between Philadelphia and Chicago. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Descendant of the Crane and The Ones We’re Meant to Find. Strike the Zither is the first in a fantasy duology.