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New Book Plus Book Tour

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Asia, Books by Ed Lin, Ed, Featured, Ghosts, Taiwan | 0 comments

New Book Plus Book Tour

Word has been out about Ghost Month for a while, but here I am lagging the prepub reviewers. Well, shucks, this Taipei-based mystery is my best-reviewed book yet, garnering stars from both Publishers Weekly and Library Journal! Check out the trailer I made here: I can’t describe the book any better than PW: “For a guy who scoffs at the ghosts revered by so many of his fellow Taiwanese, droll everyman Jing-nan, a night-market food stall manager, ironically finds himself spending much of his time chasing one as he investigates the...

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My Awesome Trip to Singapore!

Posted by on Jan 5, 2014 in Asia, Asian American, Books by Ed Lin, Ed, Featured, Readings, Writing | 2 comments

My Awesome Trip to Singapore!

Refreshing! In early November, I was fortunate enough to attend the Singapore Writers Festival. It was my first trip to the country and I had a fantastic time. I met some awesome writers from all over the world and the staff who put the festival together were on top of their game. Thank you Cheryl Tan for suggesting me as a panelist! Man, it was hot down there. I asked people how early Singapore settlers coped with the heat and humidity. They said that it wasn’t as bad in the early days and that global warming has raised both those...

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My Awesome Bouchercon Trip to Albany

Posted by on Oct 3, 2013 in Books by Ed Lin, Ed, Readings, Writing | 2 comments

My Awesome Bouchercon Trip to Albany

Like most trips I take, this one begins and ends with Amtrak. There seems to be an unwritten rule that Bouchercon, the fantastic annual mystery convention, has to be held in a city just getting back on its feet. This was my third Bouchercon, after Indianapolis and Cleveland, both of which have been hammered by the recession. Albany was no different. One of my favorite things to do, though, is take a day to walk through the city, ride a public bus down the main thoroughfare and eat at a local business, chat with the people behind the counter....

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Bootleg Audio of Ed Lin at Litcrawl NYC

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in Asian American, Books by Ed Lin, Ed, Featured, Readings, Writing | 0 comments

Bootleg Audio of Ed Lin at Litcrawl NYC

I sorta slouch when I read because I lose myself in the words. (photos by Cathlin Goulding) Chances are you missed my reading at the Three of Cups in New York on Saturday, Sept. 14. But you can listen to it! I ran the voice memo app on my phone as I read and it sounds great! It’s a short piece called, “Rich.” Thank you Hyphen Magazine, Karissa Chen, LitCrawl, my fellow awesome readers and to you maniacs who made it out! Rich   They call us the dirty bunch (well, the theme was sex). From L to R: Bill Cheng, T Kira...

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Echo & the Doppelgängermen

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Music | 0 comments

Echo & the Doppelgängermen

No Mac, but packed. It’s taken 25 years but I’ve finally gotten over the traumatic Echo & the Bunnymen split of 1988. Sure, everything’s fine now (sort of) but signer Ian McCulloch leaving guitarist Will Sergeant, bassist Les Pattinson and drummer Pete DeFreitas was such a bitter event that not even the subsequent death of DeFreitas in a motorcycle accident was enough to bring the three survivors back together. I remember hearing on the radio that the split culminated in a fistfight between Ian and Les and I thought,...

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