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Diana R. Chambers

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Diana Chambers was born with a book in one hand and a passport in the other. An Asian importing business led to Hollywood costume design, then scriptwriting—until her characters demanded their own novels. And so CIA officer Nick Daley shows up in Stinger, somewhere near the Khyber Pass. Diana is working on a Southeast Asia-based thriller and a true-life romantic intrigue set in 1947 Hollywood and India.

Diana lives in a small Northern California town with her Fellow Traveler husband, arty daughter, brilliant mutt, and feral kitty, Marco Polo. A member of Writers Guild of America, Mystery Writers of America, and the Sisters in Crime-NorCal board, she is still smitten with the road not taken, still searching for the perfect suitcase. Her nose

China: In Search of the Past: Part 7: Shanghai, More of the Four Olds and the Very Very New + South Korea: Poetry in the Rain

The Bund is Shanghai's famed waterfront, once part of the city's International Settlement--territory the Western powers took from China after the mid-19C Opium Wars, waged by Britain in the name of free trade. In its heyday, the city was known as the Paris of the East, and, especially after the Russian Revolution, it was a refuge for many. Shanghai remains a shipping port and vibrant, sometime Read more of this blog post »
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