Born in Harbin, China, Molly grew up on Manchurian folklore, raised by grandparents who taught her to take pride in the heritages and cultures that shaped her life, and the harrowing history of the ancestors who'd come before her. 

She began learning English at age 13 after devouring Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series and has harbored a love for books ever since. By age 16, she was posting stories on Wattpad between classes, where those books garnered over 100 million reads and a rabid fanbase in multiple languages. 

She is currently based in London, UK.