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Entries in Authors (10)

Friday
Oct092015

State of the Book Address

Found some graffiti that God would approve of atop the dome of Sacre Coeur.Hey, kids. Been a longish time since I've posted. Which means that I've either been writing, or traveling. Or in this particular passport-stamping instance, a bit of both.

I sent an early draft of the new book to my illustrious editrix long before the recent blood moon and she had tremendously wonderful feedback, which also requires tremendously strenuous rewriting. (Think Mt. Rushmore, but adding a different face and shorting the chin of Abe Lincoln and giving George Washington braces). The new book will undoubtedly be better for it, but these things take time. 

Speaking of time, I took a little time off to visit Paris. And while I hung out with authors Janet Skeslien Charles, James Grady, and the incredibly talented Aliette de Bodard (we went to Literary Boot Camp together back in 2006) I was really there for a mental palate cleansing before I dive back into my Seattle based book which has a new working title: WITH MY MEMORIES, I LIT THE FIRE. 

Oddly enough that title comes from a translation of a song in the 50s by French singer Edith Piaf. And sure enough, all over Paris we're hearing this broken-hearted ballad. So in the immortal words of Buckaroo Banzai, "No matter where you go, there you are."

Okay, back to my Batman pajamas and that whole writing thing. 

Au revoir. 

Thursday
Jul182013

Everyone has a story to tell

Ah, I love wifi, but never more than when sitting on a plane. Currently I'm wending (can you wend on a plane?) my way to Washington D.C. for the OCA National Convention where I'll be participating in an advocacy writing workshop entitled Telling the Asian Pacific American Story.

Fellow author, Deanna Fei, is also participating, and Willow Frost herself will be waiting in the wings in the form of 75 advance reader copies that will be given to participants. There will also be book signings, naturally.

The workshop is free, so if you're in the DC area, feel free to join.

Sunday
May192013

What are you doing Tuesday? Let's chat

Ah, technology. I can now order a pizza online, find old grade school classmates, and chat with YOU via BookMovement.com. Okay, not just you, but you and other book lovers, plus author M.J. Rose. We'll be talking about historical fiction, writing tips, book club suggestions, and anything else that comes to mind.

Join us at 8 pm EST. And remember, there are no wrong questions, just wrong answers. So ask away.

Thursday
Mar152012

Get Lit at the Beach

Paranor? The Oregon coast? See for yourself.I'm currently in Seattle for the Wing Luke Art Auction (a few tickets are still available, by the way) but it's definitely worth mentioning another noble endeavor—next month's Get Lit at the Beach.

When asked to participate I immediately said, "YES! PLEASE! OH, PLEASE TAKE ME! TAKE ME NOW!!"

That's because I'm a huge fan of Terry Brooks, who will be there along with authors Elizabeth George, Susan Wiggs, and others. And the aforementioned beach is none other than Cannon Beach, and I love the Oregon coast. In summer, in winter—all year long, the Oregon coast is vast, brooding, evocative, and gorgeous. This is a unique event in a very unique place.

I hope to see you there, walking through the mist...