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Update on New Project: Fiction

Hi Folks, It’s been a while since my last post. I just want to update you that I am currently working on another book, this time it will be a fiction. I am now at 10,000 words so that’s about 1/8 or 1/7 of a novel. I will tell you what the new book is about in future post. Right now, all I can say is that I find the writing process really challenging but super exciting. One thing I’m…

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Finding a Story Worth Retelling

In 2011, I traveled to Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara to attend an ASEAN ministerial meeting. In the middle of a boring session me and my friend Monique, a producer from Metro TV decided to sneak out and explore this beautiful island. At one point I told her if we could go to Transito. It was a disused government complex which was re-purposed to host the Ahmadiyya refugees, a religious minority group which is constantly persecuted by hardline Sunni Muslims. These…

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Preview: “This Home Was Never Mine”

Please help by leaving a comment on my goodreads page (link below) or press the like button. The more comments and likes I get, the more publishers will see that there is a lot of buzz about the book. Thank you, have a pleasant read… Read the preview chapter here  

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Why I Wrote A Book: The Story Behind The Story

My career was blossoming but emotionally I was at a low point in my life. I was named assistant news editor after working two and a half year as a reporter. I was used to producing long, in-depth, analysis, award-winning news feature stories and then suddenly I was confined to a one by two meter desk, glued to a chair, forced to stare at a computer screen for hours on end. But then a friend compared an article that I…

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