Why is your name Shirley Marr? I thought you said you were Chinese. Is it your married name? Are you bi-racial? Is it your pen name?
I am proud to say that I am 100% Chinese-Australia and this is my true birth name! If you check out my header you can see the Chinese characters that make up my name, which in pinyin is Mah Sher Li. I just anglicised it to Shirley Marr as when I was first submitting my work ten years earlier, I wasn’t sure anyone would want to publish or even read my stuff if it came attached with a “funny ethnic name”. Times have changed and if I was an emerging author today, I would spell my published name so very differently and proudly. But having said that I feel I have grown into being Shirley Marr and I hope my work can speak for what my name cannot.