Monthly Archives: October 2016

  • Researching a Novel: Either the Beginning or the End of the World

    Music was a big part of writing this book!  It begins with Laura Mam’s “Pka Proheam Rik Popreay.” She’s a Cambodian-American singer from California and now Phnom Penh and sings in Khmer.  I don’t speak Khmer, but I listened to her music a lot while I wrote, and her singing crosses cultures and languages.Here’s a…


  • Writing Our Cultural Mosaic

    I continue my research on writing across culture.  I’m approaching this work with the soul mates – hope, responsibility.  Writer Daniel J. Older posted that our task is to recognize “the societal context our work takes place in.”  As a white writer, I see my work taking place in the world of: