Tuesday, September 16, 2014

WIPpet Wednesday: "Never Come Empty-Handed"

Happy Wednesday, everybody. It's been crazy around here getting Slave Again ready for publication, but I'm thrilled to announce the both the paperback and e-book are now live on Amazon. To add to the excitement, all proceeds for both books this week will be donated to Liberty in North Korea's Underground Railroad to help North Korean refugees. (Click on the picture below if you want to share the news with your Facebook friends.)





I don't know about you, but I always go into a crazy funk after I published novel. The best cure I've found is throwing myself into my next project, which will be the story of Hannah and Simon who are introduced in Slave Again and have already shown up in several WIPpets to date. In honor of the seventeenth, here are 17 sentences from page 17.

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“I heard your van as you pulled in. You are most welcome, Brother.” Mr. Tong’s leathery face crinkled into a hundred wrinkled tributaries, and he swung the door open wide. “Your visits are always most refreshing to me.”

Jai-Bong returned the blind man’s bow and followed him into the house, where he was met by the obligatory portrait of the Dear Leader. He frowned at the image. “You are doing well?” he asked.

“Quite.” Mr. Tong clasped Jai-Bong by his hands. “But I’m sorry, Brother. I only have plain tea to offer. I just finished the ginseng you gave me.”

“No matter.” Jai-Bong reached into his pocket and pulled out a small root. “You know I never come empty-handed.”

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Blog Love: Huge thanks to K L Schwengel for hosting the WIPpet Wednesday blog hop, where authors post snippets from the current Works In Progress.

Random Fact: I have now lived in the same house for over five years. Twelve more months will make it a record!

Save a Refugee! Don't forget, all proceeds from Slave Again this week will be donated to Liberty in North Korea. See it now on Amazon!


16 comments:

  1. Congratulations on having your book live! Just got mine, and I can't wait to read the whole thing. :)

    Love the snippet. That last line made me smile.

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    1. Thanks for the congrats. I really hope you like it.

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  2. Congratulations! That's a huge accomplishment and I hope it does really well! I think it's amazing that you're donating all the proceeds to a great cause, too. I just got the e-book proofs of my novels coming out in October and it's SUPER exciting to see them. I understand exactly what you're feeling.

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    1. Thank you so much. Congrats to you on getting the proofs!

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  3. Congrats on publishing 'Slave Again'. As I said in my review, I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to reading your next, and from what you've shared here it looks like another great story. :-)

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    1. Thanks so much, and thanks for your review!

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  4. Just bought my copy! =D

    I love the description of Mr. Tong's face as he smiles, and the handy-dandy ginseng root in the pocket trick! =) Your snippets always give such a sense of the character, in a very concise way. Lovely!

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    1. Thanks so much, Shan. I really like Mr. Tong

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  5. "a hundred wrinkled tributaries" I love that phrase. Wonderful imagery! Is Jai-Bong Simon's Korean name, then?

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    1. O good. I thought maybe that line was a little over the top.
      No, it's actually not Simon. Good guess though. :)

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  6. Great snippet, with lovely, rich descriptions which add to the warmth in this scene.

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  7. Congratulations on Slave Again. :)

    This is a great piece, so rich in characterization.

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    1. Thanks so much, fearless WIPpet leader!

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  8. Congrats on Slave Again! I have a review scheduled to go up... I'm not sure when, but I kept it in with my regular blogging schedule, so it's in the next couple of weeks, I think.

    I really like this scene - I got the sense of an uneasy truce going on there.

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    1. Uneasy truce - great way to put it. :) I'm impressed.

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