Janie Chang writes historical novels with a supernatural twist. Set in early 20th century China, her books draw inspiration from family stories about her ancestors and life in China before the Second World War. Her debut novel Three Souls (William Morrow Paperbacks, 2014) was a finalist for the 2014 BC Book Prizes Fiction award and one of nine Canadian novels nominated for the 2015 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
Her second novel, Dragon Springs Road (William Morrow Paperbacks, 2017), was released in January 2017, and has been on national bestseller lists for the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star. She is also the founder and main organizer of Authors for Indies, a Canada-wide grassroots event in support of independent bookstores. Born in Taiwan, Janie has lived in the Philippines, Iran, Thailand, Canada, and New Zealand. She now lives in Vancouver, Canada.