For the past few months, I've been posting teasers and giving hints about the upcoming anthology, The Thing That Turned Me, and my short story contribution to it.Well, I'll tell you! "The Disappearance of Miss Mary Dawkins" (quite a long title for a short story) is part of the backstory from my shelved-and-scrapped novel The … Continue reading The Thing That Turned Me: An Anthology
I was reading a post on writing friend Michelle Tran's blog some time ago. She talked about celebrating Lunar New Year and how she wanted to incorporate more of the Vietnamese traditions she grew up with to celebrate the holiday.Which got me thinking about Japanese holidays or traditions that I've celebrated since I was a child. … Continue reading Japanese Holidays
This year, for my Goodreads reading challenge, I am aiming for 44 books, so I'll be doing my lists in increments of 11. I just finished book 11 of the year five minutes ago (it was a hardcover, coffee table-type book...so not exactly a huge challenge to read), so here we go!Also, I'm actually writing … Continue reading 11 Books Read
Well, Downton Abbey's series finale aired here in the U.S. I've already seen the sixth and final season when it aired in the fall, but I watched it again as it was broadcast here in the United States.Personally, I loved the finale. There were some nicely tied-up storylines and plenty of feel-good moments.I really enjoyed … Continue reading Goodbye, Downton Abbey!
If I have any kind of mission statement when it comes to the things I want to write, it boils down to: historical fiction from a diverse, female, or some sort of "other" perspective.Some people I've come across in my life have acted like my very existence could only be a modern thing."But you're Irish and … Continue reading My Writing Mission Statement