Wayne Ng

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Author of “Finding the Way: A Novel of Lao Tzu,” an exciting work of historical fiction set in ancient China. Rooted in history, inspired by legend, this first ever tale of the founder of Taoism is a political thriller wrapped in a philosophical bow tie.

Wayne Ng was born in downtown Toronto to Chinese immigrants who fed him a steady diet of bitter melons and kung fu movies. Like his romantic, idealist protagonist Lao Tzu in "Finding the Way," he dreams of a just society, of worlds far from his doorstep, and of tastes, sensations and experiences beyond his imagination.

Wayne works as a school social worker in Ottawa but lives to write, travel, eat and play, preferably all at the same time.

He is an award-winning short story and travel writer
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“Finding the Way” received a 5-Star Discovering Diamond Review by Kristen McQuinn and Helen Hollick. Wayne is honoured that his novel is now officially a “Discovered Diamond.” Discovering Diamonds provides “independent reviews of the best in historical fiction” #DDRevs. The review is reproduced below from the Discovering Diamonds website. Finding the Way by Wayne Ng […]


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I’d estimate the historical fiction market tilts almost entirely westward. Which means many readers miss out on fascinating times, places and people such as in Alice Poon’s ambitious epic, The Green Phoenix.

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