Ligin Baker founded Martin Chiu Studio in May 2005. Under the early influence of
her father, Martin Chiu, in art lessons, she is interested in photography and
drawing. She also took classes with the award winning watercolor artist Kathy
Dunham for drawing and sketching.
Mrs. Baker graduated from the National Chung Hsing University with a bachelor of
arts in foreign literature and languages in Taiwan. She received her diploma from
the Swiss Hotel Association Hotel Management School Les Roaches (now the Les
Roches International School of Hotel Management) in Switzerland. Her job
experience includes working as an English teacher and hotel manager.
As a member of the American Translators Association, Mrs. Baker works as a
conference interpreter. She has been doing blogging since June 2006 and her
Chinese blog was nominated for the 2008 Global Chinese Blog Award. Her 1st
bilingual book "Martin and His Piglet: A Tale of a Boy's Inspiration to Art" was
released in November 2016. She has joined SCBWI as a member to pursue her
passion in writing for children since 2017.
Mrs. Baker has lived in Taiwan, Switzerland and Canada. She moved to the US in
2001 and currently resides in Las Vegas with her husband and her dog, Casino.
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