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Check out this interview with Author Kai Wai Cheah from this post on the No Wasted Ink blog.
Author Kai Wai Cheah is Singapore’s first Hugo and Dragon Award nominated writer. I am quite honored to include him among our featured authors here on No Wasted Ink.
I’m a Hugo and Dragon Award nominated writer from Singapore, writing under the names Kai Wai Cheah and Kit Sun Cheah. While specializing in fantasy and science fiction, my personal writing preferences lean towards lean, dynamic and authentic, combining the finest traits of modern fiction and pulp stories from the early 20th century. I’m also a member of the PulpRev movement, which seeks to revolutionize fiction by gleaning lessons from the pulp masters of the past. Other than writing, I also enjoy reading, movies and gaming, and practice the Filipino martial art of Pekiti Tirsia Kali.
When and why did you begin writing?
I began writing at 12 years old because I was bored.
As a child, I was a bookworm. I…
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Check out this review of the book, Welcome to the Heady Heights by David F. Ross, from this post on the Rather Too Fond of Books blog.
About the Book
Welcome to the Heady Heights …
It’s the year punk rock was born, Concorde entered commercial service and a tiny Romanian gymnast changed the sport forever.
Archie Blunt is a man with big ideas. He just needs a break for them to be realised. In a bizarre brush with the light-entertainment business, Archie unwittingly saves the life of the UK’s top showbiz star, Hank ‘Heady’ Hendricks’, and now dreams of hitting the big-time as a Popular Music Impresario. Seizing the initiative, he creates a new singing group with five unruly working-class kids from Glasgow’s East End. Together, they make the finals of a televised Saturday-night talent show, and before they know it, fame and fortune beckon for Archie and The High Five. But there’s a complication; a trail of irate Glaswegian bookies, corrupt politicians and a determined Scottish WPC known as The Tank are all on his tail…
I’ll be honest in starting this review and…
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Check out what’s new on the shelves of Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore from this post on Sally Cronin’s blog.
Congratulations to Marina Osipova on the release of her new book How Dare The Birds Sing (Book One in the Love and Fate Series 1).
About the book
Are Lyuba and Günter star-crossed lovers? When they first meet in 1933 Soviet Russia, their young love is filled with hope and naiveté until Günter disappears. Her fleeting relationship with him has devastating consequences, forcing her to take a humiliating way out to save herself and her family. This choice unleashes a sequence of fatal events that shatter her life, affecting everyone involved.
In June 1941, World War II comes to Russian soil, hurling Lyuba, along with millions of others, into the inhuman grinder, testing the limits of her strength and resilience of her heart. Will it be strong enough years later to allow her to reveal the ugly secret she has buried from the only person the war has left for…
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Check out the book, The World My Wilderness by Rose Macaulay, as featured in this post from Jacqui Wine’s blog.
Beautiful, haunting and evocative, The World My Wilderness is something of a rediscovered gem, set as it is in the challenging years following the end of WW2. As a novel, it explores the fallout from fractured family relationships – particularly in terms of their impact on children, needlessly caught up in the damaging effects of war.
As the novel opens, seventeen-year-old Barbary Deniston and her mother, Helen Michel, are in the South of France where they have been living during the war. Helen – a rather enigmatic yet lazy creature with artistic leanings – no longer lives with Barbary’s father, Sir Gulliver Deniston, following the couple’s divorce some years earlier. Two other children also reside at Villa Fraises (the Michels’ home in Collioure): Barbary’s step-brother, Raoul (the son of Helen’s second husband, Maurice Michel), and baby Roly (born to Helen and Maurice). To complicate matters further, Maurice is no longer…
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Check out this review of the book, The Story Collector, by Evie Gaughan, as featured on this post from Alison Williams Writing Blog.
I read ‘The Story Collector’ for Rosie Amber’s Book Review Team.
Thornwood Village, 1910. Anna, a young farm girl, volunteers to help an intriguing American visitor, Harold Griffin-Krauss, translate ‘fairy stories’ from Irish to English.
But all is not as it seems and Anna soon finds herself at the heart of a mystery that threatens the future of her community and her very way of life…
Captivated by the land of myth, folklore and superstition, Sarah Harper finds herself walking in the footsteps of Harold and Anna one hundred years later, unearthing dark secrets that both enchant and unnerve.
The Story Collector treads the intriguing line between the everyday and the otherworldly, the seen and the unseen. With a taste for the magical in everyday life, Evie Gaughan’s latest novel is full of ordinary characters with extraordinary tales to tell.
This novel tells the stories of Sarah…
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Check out this review of Busted by Karin Slaughter from this post on Michael Turashoff’s blog.
This was a great short story even though I don’t usually care for short stories. I have always felt that authors tend to rush the story to try and cram a whole novel worth of story into an extremely small short story package.
Well, this isn’t the case with this book. Ms. Slaughter is a master of mystery, a scholar of suspense and a genius of thrillers (yeah I couldn’t find a word to rhyme so sue me LOL). Could I be partial though? Maybe a little, I do believe Karin Slaughter is one of the greatest authors of our time. However, I have good reason to think this way.
Grab one of her books (anyone actually or ask me and I’ll recommend one based on your preferences and you be the judge.) I’ll bet you dollars to donuts you…
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