Colours of a Familiar Stranger
Status: Complete and Submitted for publishing consideration
Comprises of different style and prose, and confessional writing. Featuring broken-hearted, lost and found relationship, love and desire, personal encounters/issues, to combating depression, self-discovery and stay rooted come what may.
One Maple Summer
Genre: Multicultural, Literary, International
Status: Complete (agent querying submission)
It tells the story of Maxine Cheong who leaves Kuala Lumpur for Vancouver to pursue short courses in creative writing. Eventful of unthinkable disaster strikes when her credit card and cell-phone failed to transact and communicate; her one week stay at her pen-pal’s place turns out not what she has imagined. But things navigate otherwise when she receives accolades from the courses’ instructors and has met some acquaintances along the way, including an affectionate acquaintanceship with a dashing Japanese chef…
Inspired by true events, One Maple Summer explores issues of friendship, survivorship and relationship that leads to romance and then self-discovery. Expect the unexpected when fate decides to get into the way. Set in between of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love and Jean Kwok’s Girl In Translation, here is a precocious Asian girl, adapting to a foreign culture and then embracing it, with appreciation.
Feel The Draught
Words: On/about 55,000
Genre: International, Multicultural, Literary
When her father’s cancer relapses, Vivienne Chen slips into divergence. Taking over his insurance agency business is done filially, but handling the vast portfolio is an entangling management, including the agency is financially at stake and her father’s personal debts are taking its tow. While enduring her father’s hostile behaviour, she has to put up with her mother’s on-off clinical depression.
Eventually, waves of impetuosity weave in…
One fateful afternoon, Vivienne meets Terence Lee, nephew of a patient she befriends at the daycare chemo ward. Though wary of romance, she immutably finds his attentiveness and benevolent disposition enthraling. But Terence is experiencing a heartfelt lost, an unforgotten painful past, becomes the silent force that sets them apart.