HaiYun, Nina Dai Tang, was born and raised in Nanjing, China. She came to the United States in 1987 to attend university. She earned a BS in hotel administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Later, she earned an MBA in Finance from the California State University in Hayward. She worked in a branch of Westin Hotel in Silicon Valley for three years, and then transferred to the high tech companies of the computer industry as finance and accounting manager, where she stayed for over twenty years. Past employers include IBM, Adobe, and Applied Materials, among others. She began her Chinese writing career in 2006, and many of her novels have been published both in the US and abroad, earning multiple awards in the process. Two of her novels are in production to be made into a TV show and movie, respectively. Her novel, Bingbao, has been inducted into the China National Museum of Modern Literature. She is a member of the Overseas Women Writers Association and the North American Writers Association. She is also the chairman of Overseas Window Writers Association and founder of Overseas Window, a Chinese website for original literature and content.