Kickstarters, Anniversaries, and Reels (Oh My!)

At a glance, it’s been a minute since I’ve made several announcements at once – since the early days of the pandemic, to be precise. There’s a lot that’s going on and a lot to go over, and I’m just going to go right ahead and dive into it: Continue reading “Kickstarters, Anniversaries, and Reels (Oh My!)”

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Re-Introduction in Honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is recognized as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the United States, where the entire duration of the month is devoted in recognizing the history, culture, and achievements of people from the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. While this annual, month-long celebration has been going on for a couple of decades now, I think it’s fair to say that this year’s will really be one of the first ones where people outside the communities are actually paying attention and learning about the history, in light of the hate crimes that have been happening for over a year now. I’m always going to be dismayed that it took a massacre for the general public to start paying attention to what has been happening, but the positive is that at least they’re finally paying attention. We’ve been here for a long time and we’re not going anywhere.

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Thoughts About Young Adult Fiction REVISITED

Young adult (YA) fiction: This is a subject I’ve been wanting to revisit for quite some time. After spending part of this past week reading a favorite, Jerry Spinelli’s Stargirl, I felt that now is just as good of a time to finally write about this topic again, after previously writing about it over five years ago. After all, thoughts and opinions about certain subject matter can change overtime, the more you learn and grow. In the case of YA fiction, my thoughts and feelings towards it have definitely morphed. Continue reading “Thoughts About Young Adult Fiction REVISITED”

Looking Back on “A Moment’s Worth” Five Years Later (PART 1)

This has been coming for a while, and I can’t believe it has arrived. July 15th will mark five years since the release of my debut novel, A Moment’s Worth. It has been half a decade since the release of this very experimental novel about the interconnections among the human race, the fine line between what is real and what could be a dream, and the value of moments in time. Continue reading “Looking Back on “A Moment’s Worth” Five Years Later (PART 1)”

Special Sunday Post: Time to Print? (POLL)

Hey everyone!

With the fact that it’s 2019 now, that means that this summer will mark five years since the release of my debut novel, A Moment’s Worth. While this first work of mine is not something that I would see myself writing nowadays, I still look back and admire the time and effort I put into making it what it is now.

Unlike An Absolute Mind, A Moment’s Worth is only available as an eBook. What I am wondering is that with this anniversary coming up, do you think I should at last make it available in a print form too? If I devote time to making this happen, is this something that people would want and will actually go out of their way to buy? I ask because I’m not going to do it if it’s not wanted – especially amidst everything else I’ve got going on, writing-wise.

That is why I’ve created a new poll. Please vote “yes” or “no” if you want me to make A Moment’s Worth available as a physical copy for its upcoming fifth anniversary. It only takes a few seconds and I would appreciate it if you can pass it along to others as well.

Remember: I will only do it if people really want it, so please let me know.

-Lauren

Looking Back on August Anticipations

August has come and gone, and it was a month that had a lot of meaning. On one hand, for many people of the Asian American community – myself included – it was a celebration of the releases of numerous films where Asian Americans were the stars of their own stories and/or were taking charge from behind the camera. On the hand, this month had an added level of depth to it for me, as it was truly a busy time both as an author and a playwright. Continue reading “Looking Back on August Anticipations”