NEWCOMERSTOWN — "Just Smile and Say Hello."

Author Trang Moreland had a book signing at the Newcomerstown Public Library Monday afternoon, Dec. 4, with her book detailing her move from Viet Nam to the United States, with her move supported by her grandmother’s advice, "Just Smile and Say Hello," which became the title of her book

Moreland grew up in southern Viet Nam. At age 21, she immigrated to the United States.

After overcoming language and cultural barriers, she was able to finish trade school and become a successful business owner.

Her present business, Trang’s Family Salon, has received much recognition in the community, including the Twin City Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award in 2011.

Trang is also a published author, motivational speaker, and Vice President of the Tuscarawas County Writers’ Guild.

Besides providing supplies for school children in her native country, she also donates to many local benefits and charities.

To read more, go to Trang’s website,

Trang and her husband, Jay, live in Ohio and have two adult children.