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#Sex in Serious #Literature: How Much and How Explicit?

Before attending Birmingham Writers’s Group’s (BWG) anonymous manuscript meeting last Wednesday evening, I submitted a short chapter from my current W.I.P. Since my new book is still in its early stages, I will not release details as to exactly what … Continue reading

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When a #ProfessionalInterpreter Met a Prostitute

THE driver cut the engine and they waited below imposing church spires. All eyes were on the walkie-talkie, waiting for confirmation from the police officers watching the property in question. The adrenaline in the van was palpable. Pearl looked at … Continue reading

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Meeting Pearl Zhang, Protagonist of “Journey to the West” Trilogy – #CharacterInterview

Please tell us, who is Pearl? My Chinese name is Zhenzhu,  珍珠, and Pearl is a direct English translation. Partly inspired by Pearl S Buck, the author named her protagonist after her literary idol in The Same Moon, Trials of Life and Land … Continue reading

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Ah Fang’s Story: #Confessions of a #SexSlave (Part 5)

  In a long, dark tunnel, my eyes strained to see if there was anything to the front, back, or sideways. Tentatively I stretched my arms forward: nothing. On my right: void. On my left, my fingers touched something slippery … Continue reading

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