Friday, February 19, 2010

Twin Cities Daily Planet Article 2009

Read my article "Gung Hay Fat Choy" - The Year of the Ox:

Article From Asian Nation

Here is my article in the Asian Nation:

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I was Nominated for the Writer's Digest 16th Annual Self Published Book Awards

My Book: The Jade Rubies

The Jade Rubies is the story of two young sisters, Ming Yik and his wife Yook Lan who takes them to Vancouver in 1915. As if being in a foreign country is not bad enough, the girls are subjected to every degrading indignity such as rape, torture, and sexual abuse. They
are pawns in a grownup game but struggle to survive, even though they are prisinors in their Master's house and tormented by their owner's sadistic wife.

Years later when they are finally reunited with their Mother and Aunt they learn the shocking secret about the dangerous man who enslaved them. Despite everything, the girls find love and happiness in their new country.

My Book (The Jade Rubies) was reviewed in Tri-City Voice Newspaper

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Rejection. Not a pretty word and even harder to take when you get one from an agent or publisher. I have attended many events, agent's gala, conferences and parties where you might be able to give one of them a 5 minute pitch. But what you don't know is that most of them already have it in their head to turn you down. Once I approached an agent, I knew almost immediately just from the way he looked at me that he wasn't exactly interested in what I had to say. Still I figured, why not? I will give it a shot and before I finished my second sentence, he said to me, "Why are you writing about a serial killer? Who would want to read that? He's dead in the water." I stood up and said, "What do you mean? " He just looked at me coldly and said, "Don't waste your time on that." I just turned around and left. That man was terribly rude and he was right, it was a waste of time, especially for me talking to him. I still strongly believe that the story I wrote is a good one and will appeal to many people but after seeing him, I got really discouraged but maybe it's time to look at it again. Besides, what does he know?