Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The Sun - June 23
I just completed answering interview questions for the August issue of The Expat for Tropical Affairs, when this review came out today in The Sun – how appropriate! It’s like that sometimes; you go through a dry spell and for months nothing about your book (ok, I was recently on TV!), then in less than one week, I find out that Tropical Affairs has been nominated for the 2010 The Popular-The Star Reader’s Choice Awards, I get interview questions for The Expat (it’ll also be in Senses of Malaysia Sept/Oct), and now this review! Soon The Star will be doing a write up about the nominated books; hopefully Tropical Affairs will get highlighted, and I hope some more interviews and book reviews will follow.
Of course my son Zaini, who "stars" in this book and this review, too, may feel otherwise, especially if his friends start reading about him as a toddler! This time around, let’s avoid that long dry spell again. Been there, done that. But the real question in my mind is—what book am I publishing next? I have several options, so let’s hop to it, or they’re really will be a long dry spell. As a writer, it’s always best to be looking ahead and never back…
***Here's the link to my website, to MPH online for orders for all three of my books, including my latest, Spirit of Malaysia and for Trois autres Malaisie.