HOW I MET CHIANG KEI-SHEK AND LAUNCHED KOREA’S ADVERTISING INDUSTRY
by John Stickler
John Stickler’s 5,400-word memoir, HOW I MET CHIANG KEI-SHEK AND LAUNCHED KOREA’S ADVERTISING INDUSTRY will be published by the Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch in its annual scholarly anthology, TRANSACTIONS. The unpaid honor recognizes John’s entrepreneurial role, from 1964 to 1976, in South Korea’s dynamic post-war history. He founded his own ad agency in Seoul in 1996 and introduced international advertising to Korea’s tourism and consumer products sectors.
Taken from THE WRITE WORK, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 42, No. 4 August/Sept. 2013
FOLLOW HER HOME
by Steph Cha
Mysterious Galaxy Books Review
Steph Cha’s find debut novel, much like S. J. Rozan’s Lydia Chen series, is a mystery thriller that incorporates the Asian community and its customs, including corruption and murder. Starting out as a seemingly frivolous endeavor on the part of good friends to dispel a nagging suspicion, the story develops into a trail of deceit that reveals a complex story line. Song, an Asian-American recent college graduate, has not yet landed a job, but has a fixation on noir fiction and Chandler’s Philip Marlowe. When his best friend Luke asks her to investigate a suspected affair between his wealthy dad and his young Asian paralegal, Song has nothing to lose and an itch to scratch. Her first attempt to the investigation lands her unconscious in the trunk of a car and the story continues to advance to murder and a hint of pornography that inflames Song’s memories of her younger sister. – Bunny
Minotaur Books, $24.99
Mysterious Galaxy Books
by Darrell James
Handling a ransom payoff for two teenage girls shouldn’t be hard for an incredibly sharp investigator like Del Shannon. But the deal is botched when she’s forced to kill one of the kidnappers. Del can hardly forgive herself for screwing up her best chance at finding the missing girls. Meanwhile, time is running out for Lissa Rogers and Kendra Kozak, held captive by a dangerous fugitive on an island in the Louisiana bayous- and quite possibly the site of a legendary treasure.
NAZARETH CHILD Book One is the Del Shannon series Winner 2012 Eureka Award for Best First Novel
SONORA CROSSING Book Two takes Del Shannon on another trilling adventure in search of a strange and gifted child.
… AND SHORT STORIES BY DARRELL JAMES
BODY COUNT From “Sweaty Money” to “Who Wants To Kill Billy Tingle a collection of fifteen short stories by award winning author Darrell James.
VENGEANCE- Includes stories by Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Alafair Burke, Karin Slaughter, Dennis Lehane and “Even A Blind Man” by Darrell James.
SCOUNDRELS- An all original anthology featuring stories of grifters and schemers by best selling and award winning authors. Edited by Gary Phillips and featuring “The Biggest Fish in Texas” by Darrell James.