Family tree

I have spent four days — FOUR DAYS — working out the family tree of Lydia Chin’s Mississippi relations. Its importance to the story means it has to be right but gack it has driven me nuts. I think I’ve finally got it. In its reduced form (a number of branches that don’t make it into the story have been left out) here it is. Now I can get back to writing the damn thing.



  1. Michael. says:

    Filed for future reference.

  2. Aubrey Hamilton says:

    Somehow I would never have put Lydia Chin and Mississippi in the same sentence, much less her family in Mississippi. I am looking forward to this book!

  3. SJ Rozan says:

    Michael — Why am I not surprised?
    Aubrey — Me either, until I went down there and discovered the Mississippi Chinese…

  4. Martha says:

    Nice! This appeals to my need for graphic order just as much as it does my desire for more Lydia.

  5. SJ Rozan says:

    Martha — Thanks. Hoping I can make this work!

  6. SarahT says:

    I love this almost as much as I love the fact that I can count on another Lydia Chin book on the way.

  7. SJ Rozan says:

    Sarah — Thanks!

  8. Laraine says:

    It’s so great the way story ideas leap out of the most unexpected places. Good for you, SJ Genealogist! This will family tree will only change once or twice more, during the writing, right? LOL. I hope this is the final edition already. Good luck!

  9. Li says:

    Fascinating! Will you write more about the Miss relatives; I’d hate to have to wait till the book comes out . The ways in which people assimilate is fascinating.
    Love your snow pictures. You have snow, we have vog–not as picturesque.

  10. AKSI says:

    It’s like I tell people: Science fiction requires a knowledge of fake science. So it is with fictional geneology. Good process note!

  11. Dianne says:

    When will the new book be published?

  12. SJ Rozan says:

    Dianne — it’s not done yet, so I’m saying about a year.

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