New Chapters on Page and in Life: Recommended Reading

With a busy weekend ahead for me, I felt that it’s time for the monthly Recommended Analyzing piece.  The material I am recommending today is quite a special one, as it is a touching meditation on two beginnings 1. the life of a new book out in the world and 2. the life of parenthood. Continue reading “New Chapters on Page and in Life: Recommended Reading”

When Reading About Different Experiences in Familiar Places

There’s a novel I’ve been reading this week called There There by Tommy Orange.  It’s the debut novel by this author and it just came out this year. I’ve been on the wait list for it at the library I use for over a month before I finally got my hands on it, and technically, it happened before I even got off the wait list. After I picked up another book I had on hold, I saw it on one of the display shelves as I was heading out, and was quick to pick it up. Why wait around any longer than I already have when it was right there in front of you? Continue reading “When Reading About Different Experiences in Familiar Places”

6 Ways to Support Your Favorite Writer

I’ve recounted in the past on how I’ve been having a difficult time, getting help from people I know to get the word out about my work. Well, it’s within recent time where it has dawned on me that perhaps one reason why that hasn’t been happening is that they may not know how to help. Not everyone is as familiar with supporting creatives as others, and that is why today, I decided to give tips on how to support your favorite writer. (Please note that while I’m referring in context to writers in this listicle, it really is applicable to any creative out there; such as filmmakers, music artists, graphic artists, etc.) Let’s get it going: Continue reading “6 Ways to Support Your Favorite Writer”

“Crazy Rich Asians” from My Certain Points of View: Recommended Reading

As I had explained in advance, this last weekend of the month is incredibly busy for me, and so naturally, there hasn’t been as much time nor head space to come up with something substantial to write for this week. However, with “Crazy Rich Asians” out in theaters for a week and a half now, I figured that re-sharing the links to all the pieces I alone have written about the film prior to and after its release would make for a good Recommended Analyzing post. Continue reading ““Crazy Rich Asians” from My Certain Points of View: Recommended Reading”

4 Years of “A Moment’s Worth”

If I thought the stretch of time between 2014 and last year was prominent, imagine what I’m feeling now. Tomorrow will mark four years since the release of A Moment’s Worth; my debut novel that focused on three core subjects throughout the storylines: 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 “4 Years of “A Moment’s Worth””

What Did I Miss? (June 3rd-9th)

Appearances

Hapa Reads – For the fourth issue of Hapa Mag, I guest contribute one of many books that the staff and other guests are reading.

Hapa Fitness – For the fourth issue of Hapa Mag, I guest contribute how I stay fit, among the staff and other guests.

Hapa Travels – For the fourth issue of Hapa Mag, I guest contribute one of many favorite locations that the staff and other guests have traveled to.

A Handy Guide to My Novels for the Wandering Millennial Reader

I found out through the most recent episode of the KollabCast podcast that while Millennials are blamed for supposedly “ruining” every other industry, an industry that my generation has helped grow in these trying times is the library industry. After doing a quick search on the subject matter, reports made within the past year confirm this reality. Continue reading “A Handy Guide to My Novels for the Wandering Millennial Reader”

What Did I Miss? (April 22nd-28th)

Published Works

Review of Cyan Night’s Girl Fighter – For Goodreads, I provide my thoughts and questions about this emotionally-impacting – and relate-able – novel.

COBRA KAI Strikes Attention with Unique Storytelling – For YOMYOMF, I give my take on the first two episodes on the upcoming YouTube Red series on how effective it is in continuing “The Karate Kid” story.

Anime-Inspired STAR WARS RESISTANCE Coming This Fall – For YOMYOMF, I share the announcement regarding the next “Star Wars” animated series, and shed light on one of its cast members.

Interviews

Featured Author Lauren Lola – Book Reader Magazine asks me about how I got my start in writing, my favorite authors and genres, and what An Absolute Mind is all about.