Category Archives: Palace Interludes

New Korean Language Guide Available for Purchase

Finally, I finished my new project, my first non-fiction language book, Lady Xiansa’s Guide to Beginning Korean, which is now available in paperback on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Lady-Xiansas-Guide-Beginning-Korean/dp/1542522234/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496408800&sr=8-1&keywords=lady+xiansa%27s+guide+to+beginning+korean   I could have named it just Beginning Korean or something equally utilitarian, but … Continue reading

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New Discussion of Jennifer Lin’s Book Promotion For Her Family Memoir

As promised, I got the second of my series on local Asian-American author appearances ready at my secondary blog.  Journalist and Chinese-American Jennifer Lin recently came to Pittsburgh to promote her new family memoir.  Her grandfather and great-uncle were Christian … Continue reading

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Spring Schedule of Author Appearances

As spring kicks into high gear, I will be speaking and appearing at a few upcoming events around town. First up, on May 24th at 7PM, I will be giving my presentation “‘Godzilla, Monster Movies, and Toho Studios” at the … Continue reading

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A Video Book Reading of Noir-Magical Girl Novella Kumori and the Lucky Cat!

  I finally got around to preparing some videos of me reading my 2016 noir-magical girl novella Kumori and the Lucky Cat.  This time I was able to learn more about how to use the recording software, so the audio … Continue reading

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A Video Book Reading of The Haunting at Ice Pine Peak

Since I was all dressed up for the holiday, I decided to record a few videos of me reading my award winning novel, The Haunting at Ice Pine Peak.  These are the first videos I’ve ever made, so my apologies … Continue reading

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Xiangqi

Oh, look at the time! We should hurry up our game of xiangqi and return to the Lantern Pavilion so we can begin the next story. Hasn’t it been pleasant relaxing here in the Hall of the Prancing Tiger? My … Continue reading

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The Garden

Let me show you around the palace. Although the best view of the valley below from the mountain is here at the Lantern Pavilion, there’s still so much more to see. Just up the steps here we can enjoy the … Continue reading

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The palace is nearly ready for visitors. Our

The palace is nearly ready for visitors. Our first discussion of a Korean classic will be coming soon in May! Do you prefer chrysanthemum or jasmine tea?

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Welcome

Welcome to my mountain palace. Let’s sit out in my pagoda, sip some tea and enjoy the view while talking about flights of fancy, faraway places, and strange dreams.

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