Hacienda Heights author follows “Crossroads” to Fullerton

Do you believe in angels? Mary Ting of Hacienda Heights does. In fact, the kindergarten teacher has written two books about the heavenly creatures. The Los Molinos Elementary instructor has become something of a celebrity among her young students.

“I wrote the book as an outlet of grief over the death of my grandmother,” Ting explained. “She was always an angel to me, she was a great role model.”

Her first book “Crossroads” is the story about a forbidden love between a young woman and her guardian angel, who half mortal. They meet at a place between heaven and Earth called the crossroads.

Her teen novel has ranked as a top seller on Amazon.com. The romance can also be downloaded in Kindle and Nook formats.

On Saturday, the budding author will hold a book signing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Fullerton. The former PTA president will donate a portion of her sales to Los Molinos school.

“We’re all going to be there to support our teacher,” said Principal Angela Lin. “We’ve planned a breakfast as well as activities for families to enjoy.”