Songju Ma Daemicke
an Award-Winning Children's Author


A Case of Sense is on the "Holiday reading for the little ones and their middle-school siblings" recommended book list. See East Bay Times and San Jose Mercury News (California Newspapers)

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"A folktale retelling that's well-suited to a new generation of young readers." KIRKUS Reviews

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Songju Ma Daemicke was featured in the China Daily

      Songju Ma Daemicke was born in Jilin, one of China's northeastern provinces, and came to the United States in 1996 to advance her education, eventually earning a master's in computer science. She married and moved to the northern Chicago suburb of Glenview, working as a software engineer for Motorola until her twin daughters were born. ......

Both should help young minds get out of that box.

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Songju was featured in the Chinese of Chicago



马松桔计划在未来出版儿童教育类系列丛书,《闻香案》(The Case of Sense)是第一本,此系列的第二本(Chong Cao Weighs an Elephant),则预期将在明年面世。《闻香案》也在亚马逊书城和Barnes & Nobles正式发行。

Songju was interviewed by Voice of Chinese Americans Radio. "华美之声"采访华裔女作家马松桔女士

The interview will be on air at WNDZ 750 AM between 3:00-4:00pm on Sunday 10/2/2016. See website at

Songju Ma Daemicke was featured in the Glenview Lantern

Glenview resident Songju Daemicke’s new children’s book, “A Case of Sense,” was published by Arbordale Publishing as part of their “For Creative Minds” series.

When Glenview resident Songju Daemicke passed a Jimmy Johns “free smells” sign she remembered a story her grandfather told her when she  was a little girl.

Years later, she can’t remember any other details about that story. But the memory inspired Daemicke to write a tale of her own.

“I remembered the basic facts and I used my imagination to make the rest [of the story],” Daemicke said.

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