How Life Continues to Imitate Art

It’s been over a year since An Absolute Mind was released. When I had first started writing it, while I had considered all the possibilities on how many of today’s issues and circumstances could change – mostly for the better – in the future to come, I didn’t realize just how on point I’d be with my optimistic future. From same-sex marriage legalized in all 50 states in the United States, to the subject matter addressed about suppressing particular people’s rights, writing a novel where life, in small ways, imitated art became a constant.

It’s crazy to see how that still continues to go on, beyond the political climate. This past week, I came across an article on how even the sciences are started to imitate the existences contained within my futuristic world of 2064. Apparently, MIT recently created plants that can glow, and how glowing trees can soon replace our needs for streetlights. Continue reading “How Life Continues to Imitate Art”

What Did I Miss? (Dec. 3rd-9th)

Published Works

Review of Edwin Peng’s “Star City”– In exchange for an ARC of his debut novel, on Goodreads, I go in-depth on why I think the first of this trilogy of the same name is one of the better young adult novels I’ve read in recent time.

Storytelling By Way of a Sharper Focus– For the second issue of Hapa Mag, I guest contributed an essay on how coming to terms with my mixed race identity has shaped my focus as an author and playwright.

What Did I Miss? (Nov. 26th-Dec. 2nd)

Hey everyone!

If you’ve been following along, then you know that I always post an entry once a week on here. But as a not as well known author, I’m always going out of my way to get the word out about my writing. In addition, it’s worth noting that this isn’t the only place on the Internet where you can find my short form published works. There’s constantly new content being generated that, unless you follow me on Twitter, you might not know about. That is why starting today, I will link any writings that I have had published or any interviews or reviews that were done during the past week. Continue reading “What Did I Miss? (Nov. 26th-Dec. 2nd)”

Happy 1st Anniversary to “An Absolute Mind”!

If I feel that the calendar year of 2017 is moving at the speed of light, then you can only imagine how stunned I am that three days ago marked one year since I released my second novel, An Absolute Mind. It was conceived four years prior, and spent two and a half years in the making before being released out to the world, at the beginning of a turning point in history for the United States. Just to jog your memory as to what this novel is about, here is the synopsis: Continue reading “Happy 1st Anniversary to “An Absolute Mind”!”

Special Wednesday Post: A Year of “An Absolute Mind”

It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since the release of my second novel, An Absolute Mind. It’s been on quite a journey since then, especially during this time of history we are in for the United States.

I will give a more in-depth reflection on it this Saturday. In the mean time, if you haven’t already, please go buy the book and if you’ve read it already, please leave a review somewhere. Also, as a reminder, tonight I’m doing a live reading of the first few chapters from the book on Instagram Live, so you have an account on there, then please tune in at 8:30PM PST.

I look forward to seeing some of you then.

Exploring New Worlds Through Seasoned, Campy Sci-Fi: “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”

Over two years ago, I started making the effort to expand my dialogue about storytelling by going beyond the boundaries of books and out into the mediums of TV and film. I do so by doing these analysis pieces once a while about a TV show or film that has reached a significant time in its history (i.e. series premiere, series finale, film release, anniversary of a release, etc.). Despite my efforts to do these posts more often, it’s been another six months, for “Princess Mononoke” was the subject of my previous one. Today, in honor of its release, I shall go in-depth on my thoughts on the latest sci-fi epic from seasoned French film director Luc Besson, “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.”
Continue reading “Exploring New Worlds Through Seasoned, Campy Sci-Fi: “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets””

Special Sunday Post: “From Within the Mind”

So I have a little surprise for everyone. If you’ve been following this blog for the past few years or have been exploring it as of recently, then you may know how three months after I released my debut novel, A Moment’s Worth, I did a month-long series of blog posts called “Behind the Moments,” where I described behind-the-scenes details about the making of it. Well, seeing that February will be three months since I released An Absolute Mind, I’m going to do the same thing. Continue reading “Special Sunday Post: “From Within the Mind””