Lee J. Mavin is a Japanese language teacher living in Shanghai. He gets up every morning and crams onto the subway with 25 million other sad souls, eager to teach. He sneaks in as much writing he can between lessons. He has already polished off a childrens novel, a collection of poetry and has started a series of stories titled "The Students Sold Us Secrets, Volume One" with ASJ Publishers. He is also kept on his toes by his feisty wife and three year old daughter, both of whom are Chinese. They like to let him know how bad his Chinese is on a daily basis.