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CHRISTMAS IN HANOI, POE, and Charlie Huston

Scene from the play: What the hell is going on here? And of course that’s me with veil on head.

In case any of you were considering filing a missing persons report on me, I’m still here, just keeping my head down on a bunch of different projects. I’ve been rehearsing for a play, Eddie Borey’s Christmas in Hanoi, which opens Wednesday, Feb. 13, at East West Players. The official description from the theater’s website (where you can buy tickets):

A mixed-race family returns to Vietnam for the first time since the war. One year after the death of their strong-willed mother, siblings Winnie and Lou travel with their Irish Catholic father and Vietnamese grandfather to reconnect with their roots. Whether they embrace that past or reject it, they are haunted by their own family’s ghosts and by the phantoms of Vietnam’s long history.

Here’s the trailer. Director Stephane Gauger felt it best I was shot from behind, in the dark, obscured by smoke.

On top of this, I’ve been editing, having just wrapped a couple of projects and will soon be receiving Poe, the first collaboration between Brett Battles and Robert Gregory Browne. It’s the start of a new series featuring Alexandra Poe. For more info, go to the book’s Facebook page. I’m so looking forward to it!

I’m also doing some minor work for HEW PR to help launch Charlie Huston’s new website soon, ramping up to the release of Skinner in July. Who is excited about this?! Finally, a new Huston novel! While waiting for the site and book, you can visit Charlie’s page on Facebook.

Enough blah blah blah about me for now. I recently finished some books I’ll review soon, and will post February’s Nerdy Special List later this week, with some good recommendations from my trusty fellow book bloggers.

What’s new with you? What are you reading? What do you recommend?

Photo: Michael Lamont

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