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Jana McBurney-Lin

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I lived in Asia for more than half my adult life, writing for media in seven countries, including National Public Radio, Writer's Digest, Hemispheres (United Airlines), Islands Magazine, Singapore Straits Times, Japan Times, and dozens of others. While working as an editor at ALC Publishing in Tokyo, Japan, I met my husband, a native of southern China. We then moved to Singapore where we often frequented his hometown of Fujian, China. One year, while walking down a dusty path in his village, I got an idea for a novel. Twelve years later that idea became a reality in My Half of the Sky (KOMENAR Publishing.)

Since publication in 2006, My Half of the Sky has received wonderful attention, including selection as an American Booksellers Associati
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Jana McBurney-Lin I was at a book signing for my first novel, My Half of the Sky when a Korean-born American approached. He said, "Your book reminds me of old Korea.…moreI was at a book signing for my first novel, My Half of the Sky when a Korean-born American approached. He said, "Your book reminds me of old Korea. Will you help me tell my story?" Dr. Chai was born in Seoul, Korea during WWII as the son of one of the first Christian ministers in the city. This proved a double-edged sword. The family was under constant persecution for their faith. At the same time, because of their faith they had hope in tomorrow. I was immediately captivated by this story. So when, after two years of helping Dr. Chai, he asked if I would co-write the story, I was honored. That was the genesis of Blossoms and Bayonets.(less)
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