The Bamboo People
I'm SO excited! I'm meeting with an editor on Wednesday who GETS my vision for a novel that's been soundly rejected by many a publishing house. The book is called The Bamboo People, and it's about two boys on different sides of a war who meet for a moment and change each other's lives forever. We lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand for almost three years and visited the Karenni refugee camps along the Thai-Burmese border. The Karenni are a much-overlooked, valiant people fighting a battle against genocide not unlike the ones lost by aboriginal nations all across the globe. Have you heard of the Karenni? Did you know that many of the Burmese soldiers enlisted to fight them are teenagers, even children? Hopefully, readers will learn about this quiet, desperate war if The Bamboo People ever gets published. I'll keep you posted.