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My name is James. Yes, I'm a dude.

I’m also the New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet—which was, in no particular order, an IndieBound NEXT List Selection, a Borders Original Voices Selection, a Barnes & Noble Book Club Selection, Pennie’s Pick at Costco, a Target Bookmarked Club Pick, and a National Bestseller. It was also named the #1 Book Club Pick for Fall 2009/Winter 2010 by the American Booksellers Association.

In addition, Hotel has been translated into 34 languages. I’m still holding out for Klingon (that’s when you know you’ve made it).

I’m an alumnus of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and a survivor of Orson Scott Card's Literary Bootcamp.

My next novel, SONGS OF WILLOW FROST, should be...more


This has been a wonderful month but also a sad month as we had to say goodbye to Sadie, our beloved Golden Retriever.


To get a sense of the complexity of emotions involved, picture The Fault In Our Stars with me in the role of Hazel and Sadie in the role of Gus. Or as Sadie would say, "My thoughts are bones and I cannot fathom where I've buried them."


To us, Sadie was the quintessential shelter d...

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"I remember what an oddity my own parents were. My dad was Chinese and my mom was Betty Crocker white—an unusual pairing in the '60s. Growing up, the only two Asian men that I knew of with Caucasian wives were Bruce Lee and my dad.
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“The hardest choices in life aren't between what's right and what's wrong but between what's right and what's best.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

“I had my chance.' He said it, retiring from a lifetime of wanting. 'I had my chance, and sometimes in life, there are no second chances. You look at what you have, not what you miss, and you move forward.”
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“Some things just can't be put back together. Some things can never be fixed. Two broken pieces can't make a lot of anything anymore. But at least he had the broken pieces.”
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Amathonthe Hi, Jamie. I just finished reading your book in Indonesian translate. And I love it. It's so sweet yet sad.


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Jamie Melanie wrote: "Hi Jamie...I just finished reading Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and I loved it!"

Thanks Melanie!


Melanie Hi Jamie...I just finished reading Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and I loved it!


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Moni Smith Thanks for the add, Jamie. I feel all warm and fuzzy now :).


Lisette Brodey Thanks for the add, Jamie. I look forward to reading your book in 2011. All best wishes, Lisette


Rebecca Just got my paperback of Hotel On the Corner . . Yay.


Rebecca Wow! You have that many people where you live? We have about 200 people here, if that. If the rabbits joined together and raised a small army they could easily take over the village.


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