Saturday, November 18, 2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
The book launch for The Green Phoenix: A Novel of the Woman Who Re-made Asia, Empress Xiaozhuang will be a joint event with John Saeki, author of The Tiger Hunters of Tai O.
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
A fantastic review by Viviane Crystal, Historical Novel Society:~
Link to the full review
Many thanks to HNS and Viviane!
"The loveliness of this novel, however, lies in the characters’ appreciation for beauty in nature, paintings, calligraphy, historical tales and legends, nature and spontaneously shared poetry that never fails to engage the reader. The history is well-researched and accurate, including the advice the Empress and her son receive from the German Jesuit and astrologer, Johann Adam Schall von Bell. The wisdom of Confucian and Chinese teachings ultimately leads the Empress to enable her country to evolve into modernity. The Green Phoenix is delightful historical fiction and a wonderful tribute to a noteworthy Chinese empress!"
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thanks to Rosie Milne over at Asian Books Blog, I had the opportunity to introduce "The Green Phoenix: A Novel of the Woman Who Re-made Asia, Empress Xiaozhuang" to readers of her blog.
Link to the Post
Monday, October 16, 2017
I am happy to announce that the book launch for my new historical novel The Green Phoenix: A Novel of the Woman Who Re-made Asia, Empress Xiaozhuang, will take place on Wednesday, November 15 , 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Bookazine, One Exchange Square (Shop 305-07), in Hong Kong. All are welcome! I will be signing books, chatting with readers and distributing beautiful bookmarks!
Whether you are a fan of Chinese history or not, chances are you will enjoy reading the colorful story of one of the most influential women in China’s history. Her efforts and ultimate victory at promoting peace and cultural diversity and tolerance in an afflicted China are significant not only in a historic sense, but are also an inspiration in our empathy-deficient times.
For readers’ easy reference, there is a complete List of Characters and a Chronology at the back of the novel. A physical book is much easier for flipping back and forth (versus an e-book). Plus you can get it signed by me at the book launch!
Looking forward to seeing you on November 15!