The following article was published at the Literary Classics blog on January 20, 2020. Freedom for Me: A Chinese Yankee was a gold and silver medal winner in the Literary Classics competition. HOW DID YOU GET THE IDEA FOR YOUR AWARD WINNING BOOK?
Many years ago, a friend of my father’s gifted me an old stack of his Civil War magazines. He’d known I was a Civil War buff and thought I’d enjoy them. On the back of one of them was an article titled, “An Oriental Yankee Soldier,”
Any writer who has persevered through the gauntlet of revising, polishing, querying, and rejections can certainly appreciate the value of bottling the feeling of really good days—the ones where the like of a Tweet, a note of positive feedback, or the process of writing re-energizes you to keep on keeping on. This blog post is my effort to capture and preserve that feeling because it’s been that kind of week for me. It started with a #PitMad Twitter event last Thursday. I hadn