The world is 60% Asian!

Zhang Zhi Yi is a Chinese film actress who achieved fame in the West after starring in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Rush Hour 2, House of Flying Daggers, and Memoirs of a Geisha. She has been nominated for numerous awards throughout her career.

Zhang Zhi Yi

It’s true. Consult the “Google” and you will find that the world as a majority has more Asians than any other race. That is over 4 BILLION people with similar backgrounds, ancestry, and culture.


As an Asian-imported American (I was adopted at 4 months with my identical twin) I have yet to see a famous Asian author hit the New York Times list in my lifetime. I would like to be that person. I think it is unfair that Asians are not represented well in books and movies and I think it’s about time to change. I also feel that my Asian friends will embrace a newly emerging Asian author.  There are 3 Asian characters cast in Angel Academy.



#Manuscript Backup

If there is one piece of advice for an author that I would give, it would be “Always have an electronic backup of your manuscript.” 


Yesterday I went to go work on my manuscript and the website that was hosting it was gone. I was very scared. I didn’t have a backup. I was counting on this reliable company to back it up for me and to always be there. It never occurred to me what I would do if the company all of the sudden was gone. I panicked.  Then I went into a meditation and calmed myself.  Of course it would be back very shortly. Of course the angels would help me out on this.

When I came out of my meditation, the site was back up again.  Relief. However, I could not access any of the files. Evidently it was not a 100%.  This morning the site was back up and everything was fine. As a precaution, I downloaded the XML file and imported into Angel.Academy.  The thought of having to retype a hardcopy manuscript is terrifying.  Always have a hardcopy, and always keep an electronic copy safe in your Dropbox.