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Reading with Your Kids Interview With Magic Babe Ning Cai: Misdirection
Hello ReadingWithYourKids family!!!
Today on the podcast, we’re overjoyed to be joined by Singapore’s top female celebrity magician ‘Magic Babe’ Ning’ aka Ning Cai! Ning is here to talk about her first solo work of fiction, Misdirection, the first in a planned young adult series called The Savant Trilogy. While Misdirection is her first solo work of fiction, it is also Cai’s fifth book.
Ning wrote the Singapore Literature Prize-shortlisted memoir, Who is Magic Babe Ning? in 2014 and co-authored three other books, travelogue Adventures Of 2 Girls with Pamela Ho in 2012, children’s novel Magicienne with Don Bosco in 2016, and a creativity self-help guide Game Of Thoughts with John Teo last year.
Misdirection was inspired by the experience of a friend of Cai’s, pastry chef Janice Wong, who was injured in a car accident more than 10 years ago.
Tune in to laugh, cry, laugh again, and be inspired after listening to this insightful interview with the real woman behind Magic Babe and her beautiful writing journey!
Misdirection (Book One of The Savant Trilogy)
Epigram Books Fiction Prize 2016 Longlist
The first book in an exciting new YA mystery trilogy about a teenage savant on the trail of her family’s killer, from the multi-talented Ning Cai, international magic celebrity and author.
When parkour champion Maxine Schooling wakes from a three-year coma, she has no memory of how her parents and little brother were killed the night she was attacked. Using her new-found photographic memory, she covertly helps her hacker BFF with the police investigation of a savage serial killer on the loose. In her race to track down the Singapore Spectre, Max finds herself embroiled in a conspiracy involving stage illusions, a secret exposé, and a controversial megachurch headed by a powerful man.
For over a decade, Ning Cai was known as a multi-award-winning stage illusionist and escape artist. After a brief period of retirement, she returned in 2017 as the mentalist Ning: Mind Magic Mistress. Her memoir Who is Magic Babe Ning? was shortlisted for the 2016 Singapore Literature Prize.
Click the Amazon link below to grab your copy of Misdirection and let the get begin!
In this interview, you’ll hear
- What is Misdirection all about? Where did Ning Cai get the idea from?
- More about Ning’s journey of quirks and struggles, betrayals and disappointments, fears and personal demons.
- If she always wanted to be an author?
- Where did Ning find the time and dedication to write this story?
- What kind of conversation families can have after reading this book?
- Ning Cai’s advice for young people to have the courage to follow their dreams and doing the right thing.
- Some of the interesting facts about this book, exclusive sneak peek into her upcoming projects and much more. Be sure to tune in to catch all the fun!
Ning Cai, you rule. Thanks for doing this interview, best of luck with Misdirection!
Where online can people find more about Ning Cai and her books
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