For this chapter of the Okie Bookcast, we talk with Oklahoma author Amy M. Le, author of the Snow Trilogy (Snow in Vietnam, Snow in Seattle, and Snow's Kitchen) and The Copper Phoenix. Amy immigrated with her mother and cousin to the United States from Vietnam in the aftermath of the war and is proud of her strong connections to both her Vietnamese roots and the Vietnamese community in Oklahoma City and beyond. In addition to her writing, Amy is the founder of Quill Hawk Publishing - a company dedicated to assisting indie authors publish their work. She works with a number of community organizations and is active in several writing organizations in Oklahoma and beyond.
In our conversation we discuss her experience as a refugee and the importance of her dual identity as Vietnamese-American and how these experiences informed the Snow Trilogy. Additionally, we cover her writing process, Quill Hawk Publishing, cooking, the Seattle Seahawks, and Oompa Loompas - what more could you ask for?
You can connect with Amy and find out more about her story and her work at Amy-M-Le.com or on social media at @amy_m_le (Instagram and Twitter) or @authoramymle (Facebook).
Our review this week comes from Mark Edward Jones, reviewing Dissolution by C. J. Sansom. Mark's debut novel, Peculiar Activities, launches October 6. He has won awards for mystery writing and has a flash fiction piece entitled Alone in Warsaw published in the UK publication, Painted Words. Mark has also worked as an editor and consultant on multiple projects. You can find out more about Mark and his work at mejbooksllc.com.
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Mentioned in this Chapter:
Snow in Vietnam - Amy M. Le
Snow in Seattle - Amy M. Le
Snow's Kitchen - Amy M. Le
The Copper Pheonix - Amy M. Le
Quill Hawk Publishing
The Mountain Sings
House of Sticks
Together for Good Refugee Film School
Peculiar Activities - Mark Edward Jones
Dissolution - C. J. Sansom
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