Lai Ma published his first book, I’ve Turned into a Dragon! at the age of twenty-seven to much critical acclaim. He has devoted himself to his writing and illustrations. He has won almost every major prize for children’s literature in Taiwan, and has had three books take the top spot on the Eslite yearly bestseller list for picture books. He and his wife run a picture book gallery in Taitung, putting on regular events to excite the imaginations of children from all over the island.