Again, it’s been ages since I’ve posted here. Why? Mostly I’ve been busy with my writing, with life in Vietnam, and with the two street cats I’ve adopted. Especially the two street cats I’ve adopted…
I’m posting this to let visitors to my blog know that my novel, Lotusland, is currently available on Amazon, which is about six weeks earlier than the original release date. The Amazon sales page is here: http://www.amazon.com/Lotusland-Essential-Prose-Series-Joiner/dp/1550719300
News about my novel that may be of interest:
1) I received the following two endorsements for Lotusland:
Tender, brutal, authentic, Lotusland captures the romance, disenchantment, and discoveries of expats living high and low in Vietnam. Joiner weaves a fine story.
-Andrew X. Pham, author of Catfish and Mandala and Eaves of Heaven, and translator of Last Night I Dreamed of Peace
Lotusland transports readers far away from narratives about the Vietnam War. David Joiner takes Vietnam as many people have come to know it and shows what it’s like today. A wonderful, important debut.
2) I’m trying to arrange a reading tour, which will likely start with the novel’s launch in Toronto in April 2015. From there I hope to swing through a few other cities in Canada before making my way into the US and trying to share my work in 12 or 13 states.
3) I’m also trying to arrange coverage of my novel in various newspapers and magazines, and on a number of websites as well. It’s a lot of work, but a few leads seem to be panning out. I’ll try to update visitors here if and when they do.
4) I have a personal website to promote the novel. Really, I consider it mostly just a “calling card” of sorts. It’s here in case anyone’s interested: www.david-joiner.com
For anyone interested in literary fiction set in contemporary Vietnam, please give Lotusland a look. I genuinely appreciate everyone’s support!
Happy New Year!