A hot December kiss

I intended to have my novel uploaded on 22 December 2011 at 9 am sharp Amsterdam time. Why this particular date? 

In 1858, Giacomo Puccini, the Italian composer was born on this day, who would later create Cho Cho, the most famous and famously tragic butterfly who “is like a porcelain doll and sets them on fire”.

In 2005, again on this very special day, astronomers announced the discovery of two more rings encircling the planet Uranus. The ancient god of Heaven is “crowned” today.

As a fiction writer, I have a penchant for facts. The unfortunate fact is that Kindle upload is jamming terribly since yesterday evening. From high tech and dreams as high as heavens, I’m suddenly dropping back to medieval speed, weight and resistance. Such is life.

However, this is my peace-offering kiss to you, dear reader of my work. Click on the image to DOWNLOAD 1st chapter Butterfly, A novel as well as a sneak preview of my current project.

I understand that it can take up to 72 hours before everything would be settled as I wish. For which I apologise. WATCH ME CLOSELY!

julie 超辣

Determined dreamer. Published author in English, Dutch, and Chinese. Former People’s Liberation Army (PLA) captain turned artist entrepreneur and screenwriter. She survived the Cultural Revolution as a baby. In the 1990’s she left for London and has lived and worked in free exile ever since. Her work covers a wide spectrum. As journalist, she creates content covering a range of topics on contemporary China from an insider perspective. In 2008, during the Beijing Olympics, she hosted a 5-episode talk show TV China for Netherlands’ national broadcaster and discussed China’s media landscape with media stars and experts from both China and the Netherlands. From 2013-2016 she was the Editor-in-Chief of the English/Chinese bilingual magazine XiN 新, focusing on today’s China shaped by consumerism. O’yang contributes a weekly column to Hoje Macau on contemporary Chinese art and culture. Her English language book titles include: Butterfly, a historical crime love story set in the Second World War. Since May 2016 O'yang has been collaborating with Flemish photographer Filip Naudts on an art project, which has resulted in the photo novel The Picture of Dorya Glenn. Julie works from the Netherlands and Denmark.

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1 Comment

  1. Thank you for your generosity, Julie. I’ve downloaded chap. 1 and will migrate it to my e-book reader shortly. Now, do have the merriest of Christmases and a bountiful, prosperous New Year!

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