I have been keeping this thing pretty confidential, first of all because it’s been hard to believe it myself, and second because it’s been a lot of work, up and downs, and waiting. I gave a hint of good times to come here, but apparently, not many people understood. For certain, nobody asked. Well, having spent many long hours at my desk in this bizzarre year 2013 has proven to be a fruitful decision, as things have finally taken the right turn. This means that when you cast three wishes in a Beijing temple – I won’t say which one to avoid spoiling my own luck, boys and girls – , and you actually stick to good practice like a drunk ram, over and over against the same target, they EVENTUALLY come true.
Well, I thought some people may have understood that I had a book coming out, but no one did. And I thank the few who were in the known, to have kept the secret as such until now.
(...this is just a tease... just a little cover tease really...)
So, as of today, as soon as I got word that the book is actually off the press and ready to start its creepy crawling way into the real circuit of real book distribution, I can pat myself on the back and announce it: MY FIRST ENGLISH WRITTEN NOVEL IS OUT NOW. And no, it’s not a travel book. And is not even a self-published work. It’s a REAL book on a REAL publisher, and it’s a novel. Hence, technically, now I am a published writer, oh yes.
This book is set in a Malaysia you have never read before, and is destined to be a lil’ party wrecker… you know me, right? It’s going to be one of the baddest new kids on the bookstore’s block for sure, and it is hopefully destined to entertain, raise some heads, and picture a little bit of healthy fictional Malaysian social horrors.
As of today, I just want to give you the great news: once again, my debut novel Nazi Goreng has just been released by Singapore’s publisher Monsoon Books. Check on their catalog for the moment being, as new information will be updated on their website in the next few weeks. I will give you a lot more details about retailers and purchase information in the next few days. Meanwhile, if you want to participate to my merriness by leaving a comment below, I’d be happy to read and rejoice. Amen, for now.