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eadieburke
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Re: Guest Blog by Author TIMOTHY HALLINAN!

Welcome Tim:

 

Enjoyed your blog. I just got a copy of THE FEAR ARTIST - can't wait to read it!

 

Hope you enjoyed your visit with us!

Eadie - A day out-of-doors, someone I loved to talk with, a good book and some simple food and music -- that would be rest. - Eleanor Roosevelt
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thallinan
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Re: Guest Blog by Author TIMOTHY HALLINAN!

I had a great time, Eadie, and I really hope you enjoy the book.  My website is back in the acknowledgment section, so you can let me know what you think.

 

All best,


Tim

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Re: Guest Blog by Author TIMOTHY HALLINAN!

Hi, Fricka-- I've been living off and on fhere since the 1980s, when I went there because my planned vacation in Japan was fristrated by temperatures in the low1920s.  I've had an apartment there ever since.  It took me so long to write about ir because I'm slow with langages and I didn't want to write about Thai people when I didn't know much about what they felt about some things when they weren't making foreigners feel welcome.  The story in the middle of QUEEN -- a young, usually unworldly village girl going south to Bangkok to enter some aspect of the sex trade -- has become part of the country's folklore, bit the heartbreak in it is always fresh, and I decided I wanted to write it from the perspective of someone who had done it and had managed to keep her heart and spirit intact, and had moved on to a different kind of life,

 

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Re: Guest Blog by Author TIMOTHY HALLINAN!

Well, I answered it anyway, Fricka.  Thanks for writing.

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Re: Guest Blog by Author TIMOTHY HALLINAN!

THANK YOU, Brandie.  Those are the nicest words a writer can hear or read.  Much appreciated!