It’s a shame she was born a girl…

… but life is even tougher when you become a woman

doctors-daughter-500Today I wanted to explore the early life of a character I’d met in my historical novel, The Reluctant Scribe.

She is a doctor’s daughter, and her┬áchosen name is Lin Min, which means intelligent (or clever) and from the woods. A fitting name, her father agrees. But Lin Min has just turned 16 and life is about to become complicated… Continue reading “It’s a shame she was born a girl…”