There will be a Goodreads Giveaway of 100 Kindle copies of Refugee of the Heart beginning April 26 and ending May 8, 2018.
This historical novel combines romance with intrigue to create a tale of love, loss and survival in early twentieth-century China. Japanese forces wreak havoc in Shanghai, and World War II looms on the horizon. When war ravages Asia, the lead characters are caught in the crossfire.
Myanmar is an interesting country with fascinating sites and sub-cultures. Inle Lake, which is famous for its floating villages and gardens, is ringed by pagodas and monasteries. The Intha people base their communities entirely on the water. In an effort to preserve this unique culture, UNESCO has declared Inle a biosphere reserve.
A dear friend allowed me to do a painting from her remarkable photo of three Buddhist monks. With street scenes like this, Luang Prabang – the old capitol of Laos – feels as if you’re stepping back in time.