Today on medievalpoc we brainstormed historically accurate Asian women as Robin Hood in Medieval England, with possible Trotula the Medieval gynecologist as a Merry Woman, touched on 30 ways to become An Immortal from a non-Western perspective (including eating mermaid…
For all of those writers out there who worry about writing diversity, this is how it’s done! Ryan Graudin’s THE WALLED CITY is set in Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City and has 3 Asian main characters and it is BRILLIANT! It is not out until November but you can start preordering it. This is the way to write diverse characters. This is the way to write a brilliant story! Mark it on your lists and don’t miss it!!There are three rules in the Walled City: Run fast. Trust no one. Always carry your knife. Right now, my life depends completely on the first. Run, run, run.Jin, Mei Yee, and Dai all live in the Walled City, a lawless labyrinth run by crime lords and overrun by street gangs. Teens there traffic drugs or work in brothels—or, like Jin, hide under the radar. But when Dai offers Jin a chance to find her lost sister, Mei Yee, she begins a breathtaking race against the clock to escape the Walled City itself.- See more at: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/ryan-graudin/the-walled-city/9780316405058/#desc
In which Ellen has many nice things to say about my next novel. She is lovely and too kind.
The Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong was once the densest place on earth, a virtually lawless labyrinth of crime, grime, commerce and hope. A Wall Street Journal documentary tracks its colorful legacy 20 years after its demolition. Find more WSJ Live videos on Yahoo Screen.
A deeper look into the Kowloon Walled City, which served as the main inspiration for my upcoming novel THE WALLED CITY. It still amazes me that this place existed!