Tech Noob

"Listen these next few days to your friends to get answers you seek." Hi, folks. Sorry, my website's been down and a few posts deleted. Unfortunately, I've been getting a lot of spam in my posts and generally getting attacked. I'm not sure if it's a Wordpress thing or my own poor computer skills. I'd still love to blog once in a while, but I'm beginning to feel bogged down by it all. Any advice for me? Do you keep a blog? Recommendations on having your own Wordpress.org site or getting a … [Read more...]

Changing my Tagline

"The coming month shall bring winds of change in your life." Have you noticed a change on my website? For mobile users, it probably looks the same, but those checking it out on a computer may see something slightly different. What is it? My tagline. A tagline is a slogan that helps you remember something--in this case, a person. My old line read,ย Asian-American fiction with a geriatric twist. My new slogan isย Multicultural fiction, Intergenerational drama.ย The old version really … [Read more...]

Take a Breather

Do not climb a tree to look for fish. -A Chinese proverb Climb a tree to immerse yourself in beauty. Prior to my new book's release, I went on a trip to the Kings Canyon National Park to see the giant sequoias. The trees are so massive that, at first, some people thought photos of them were a hoax. I'm glad I got a breather because once release date came around, the panic arrived. Despite the technological age, I don't exhibit any computer wizardry. That's why I hired Izzy Design to … [Read more...]

Upcoming Changes to my Website

Lihngse Mtuhng: to be unique or look differentLihngse comes from a term which means arranging to stay in better lodging.Prince Maahng Seuhng, a nobleman during the Warring States Period, liked to invite talented people to his house and provide them with food and lodging. A poor man named Fuhng Hyun also went to seek refuge with him. Since he looked like an ordinary man, he was put in the lower lodging. There the food was poor, and after a few days, Fuhng Hyun hit his sword and said, "Let me go! … [Read more...]

Wrestling with a Website

Jouhdou Jek Kehk Gam: to work very hard During the Spring and Autumn Annals, civil disorder erupted in the state of Chaih. A prince called Chuhng Yih was exiled, and his loyal servant named Gaai Ji Teui accompanied him. While traveling, they constantly suffered from hunger. Once, they asked a farmer for some food, but the farmer only laughed at them. The prince wanted to kill him, but Gaai Ji Teui stopped him. After awhile, the servant brought the prince a bowl of meat soup, which the prince … [Read more...]