Karma

post by: Ticana Zhu At the end of August, I got into a fender bender. Everyone walked away from it. I was upset but it was my dream car. I had waited fifteen years before I got it and I’d only owned it a year and a half. … And it hadn’t been an easy…

Loganberries

post by: Ticana Zhu A short update today. I’m neck deep in edits and as well as … you know… #life. Dynasty of Summer is progressing well. I finally finished editing draft six. It feels like it’s almost there… Oh yeah, haha, renaming Colors of an Empire to Dynasty of Summer. The main character sees…

“Princess of China and Loss of Orbit”

post by: Ticana Zhu Why did you start writing your book(s)? <- Every author has heard this at some point. The two novels I’m working on have vastly different spawning points. However, both distinct. I knew the exact moment the stories would birth.  Colors of an Empire and Loss of Orbit are as different as day and night. Colors…

Tea with Rosi and Summer

Post by: Ticana Zhu I’ve been having writer’s block. Like, really bad writer’s block. The usual tricks weren’t kicking it. I went for long walks, a few late night drives. I found new tunes that were inspirational. I ate healthy and took naps. I even picked up a few books, but my heart wasn’t into…

“Osmanthus and Tea Roses”

post by: Ticana Zhu Summers for me meant family reunions. More times than not, I’d spend nearly three months in China. For each phase of my childhood, a different scent painted the backdrop. In my younger years, there was jasmine and gardenia. Little girls or old ladies from the country often sold blooms. Thin wire…

“Mon Petit Prince”

*In the interest of introducing our authors, this post is made outside of the regular schedule. Starting June 4th, 2019, please expect a post every other Tuesday.* post by: Ticana Zhu Recently, I was asked which book in my childhood left the largest impact on me. Immediately my mind went to exciting ones like Jeremy Thatcher,…