January 12, 2014

Truth Like the Sun

Book review and analysis of writing technique. Dense with imagery, tense and skillfully plotted, Truth Like the Sun kept me reading as compulsively as if it were a news-breaking story clattering out of a teletype machine.
July 22, 2013

Canadian Authors and US Taxes

Don't buy those Jimmy Choos just yet. If you are a Canadian author and your literary agent is American, you’re in for some paperwork and some waiting time.
June 15, 2013

36 Generations of Family Genealogy

The fact that our family has managed to hang on to our jia pu, book of family genealogy, is entirely because of my Uncle Ning.
June 3, 2013

A Visit to My Publisher

Meeting my editor in person and talking about The Damn Novel and next steps to get it to market was a truly wonderful experience. Also a bit surreal.
April 30, 2013

Light at the End of the Editing Tunnel

Oh goody, proofreading! This joyous response to spelling, grammar and punctuation check can only come from someone who's been in the editing tunnel for weeks.
March 28, 2013

Why Isn’t the Book Published YET?

"Gosh, I thought you'd be published by now". Here's why I'm glad I'm not. Because it would mean that my publisher isn't putting much effort into my book.