VietnamEazy on Amazon’s Hot New Release List since July 1, 2016

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I am so excited to see VietnamEazy on Amazon’s Hot New Release List since the official launch on July 1, 2016.

Truthfully, I expected it to hit the list on the first couple of days due to friends and family’s support, but I never expected it to maintain top 5/6 on the list for so long.

VietnamEazy is also in Literary Affairs Summer Reading Recommendation List “Books for the Beach.”

In addition to that, VietnamEazy has been featured in 4 publications including the San Jose Mercury News, The Santa Cruz Sentinel, Metro News, and Silicon Valley One World.

Thank you for your overwhelming support.

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VietnamEazy Launch Party at Hicklebee’s Bookstore

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VietnamEazy’s launch party on July 1, 2016 at Hicklebee’s Bookstore in downtown Willow Glen was a great success!

Over 125 people came to celebrate with me.  Thank you!

To order you books go to Amazon.com

Stay tuned for our next signing event.

 

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Photos by Toan Nguyen

 

Enter for a chance to win VietnamEazy: A Novel About Mothers, Daughters and Food.

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Enter on Goodreads for a chance to win VietnamEazy: A Novel About Mothers, Daughters and Food.

This book giveaway is open to Goodread members in the following countries: US.

Entry period begins on Jun 04, 2016 and ends on Jun 18, 2016.

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VietnamEazy will be available in stores on July 1, 2016

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VietnamEazy will be available in stores on July 1, 2016.

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VietnamEazy sponsors Ao Dai Festival

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VietnamEazy is a proud returning sponsor for this event to help promote the Vietnamese-American culture with mainstream America.

I am thrilled to be invited to be a Narrator for the Ao Dai Festival in San Jose on May 15, 2016.

I hope to see you there!

 

Chopsticks Alley

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From my love of food, I started a Facebook Group called Chopsticks Alley in August of 2014.

Chopsticks Alley became more than a social group formed by people who are passionate about all things related to Asian foods.  It became a group who gives back to the less fortunate in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Not only do we enjoy sharing our food photos, meals, events, and recipes online, we also give back.  I am very proud of our Chopstickers!

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.”
― Ruth Reichl

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Here is a little information about our group:

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”
― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

MISSION STATEMENT: Chopsticks Alley is a world wide community of Lovers of Asian Foods. Our mission is to provide a space for everyone to share their ASIAN ONLY meals, restaurant reviews, recipes, home made dishes, things we are craving, etc through photos and videos.

GOALS: We promote supporters of our charity mission to feed the hungry by creating wow events. We strive to always provide a friendly space for our members to foster camaraderie through the sharing of food, one meal at a time. Because life is simply delicious.

Follow us on Twitter @chopstixalley
https://twitter.com/CHOPSTIXALLEY

Website: http://www.ChopsticksAlley.com/

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/chopsticksalley

VietnamEazy will be published on February 20, 2016.  Get your own copy at Amazon.com

Conflict is the Beginning of Consciousness…Sharing my thoughts on love.

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conflictThe biggest challenge for me is to give love even when, I believe the person doesn’t deserve it.  I’m not talking about any specific love, but about all love.  Between family members, between lovers, and between friends. We are not always loveable, at times, we are downright mean and selfish.  Yet in those moments we still expect our love ones to continue to love us. I did some research on this topic and stumbled upon this website.  I think it provides the best logical explanation on how it works and the best way to overcome the “craziness” between lovers/spouses. http://www.marriagebuilders.com/graphic/mbi3550_give.html “Have you ever suspected your spouse of having two personalities — one that is caring and considerate and one that seems impossible to get along with? I’m sure you’ve not only noticed, but you’ve probably been horrified by the impossible one.” This sentence made me laugh because at times it seems so true. The art of negotiation seems to be the main theme to resolve relationship conflicts.

About VietnamEazy

Discover a magical story about three generations of Vietnamese women across three continents and how their love for food binds them together as they discover love and relationships.

Now available on Pre-Orders on Amazon.com and BarnesAndNobel.