It’s been a long time since my last post and even longer since the last posting related to promotion for the memoir (almost three years). So I was surprised when I was contacted by John Ross at Camphor Press, “an independent publishing house focused on Taiwan and the wider East Asia region,” coincidentally the publishers of the book Barbarian at the Gate, a memoir about a Caucasian American who served in the Taiwanese Army. I had heard of the book in passing, and it was interesting to discover the similarities between the military cultures of Korea and Taiwan.
The book review and an author interview have been posted to the Bookish Asia site, “a book review site dedicated to showcasing quality fiction and non-fiction works about Asia.”
One thing that I appreciated about the interview is that the questions were very informed about issues related to Korea and military service. It is a reflection of an interviewer who’s well-versed on Asia, military service in Asia, and author interviews in general.
In other news, I’m completing the final edits on the EFL teacher’s edition of the English guidebook and hope to publish it by the end of the month or beginning of May. My translator is currently at work on the Korean edition for students, but it will probably require a couple more rounds of edits before I start looking for domestic publishers. And I’m still working on two novels and hope to have a finished draft of the more developed manuscript for editing by next year.