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Feb.08.2014
APA Compass: Andrew Lam, author of Birds of Paradise LostCategories:  Culture/Arts   Immigration   Racism   Stash in Archive   War & Peace program:  APA Compassprogram date:  Fri, 02/07/2014Award winning author and journalist Andrew Lam ...
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May.29.2013
  It’s official - beginning June 1, 2013, I will be living and (more importantly) writing in the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home in Savannah. My husband and fellow writer and I have been wanting to relocate to Savannah for well over a decade now, but the right opportunity never quite came our...
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May.18.2013
I've told the story a number of times, usually to close friends or fellow authors, but I decided I'd put it down on paper to share with everyone. My first professional submission. And it was a doozie. Y'see, I was twelve years old and there was this program on CBC Television called "Pencil Box" and...
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Apr.09.2013
My experiences related to the canyon have been on the order of a spiritual awakening which has left me as porous as the canyon's sedimentary strata, where rain water cleaves and carves and emerges later as beautiful clear springs. I take power naps. Total shutdowns that last twenty minutes—max. I...
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Apr.07.2013
Hard, these days, to maintain the illusion that finishing my new short story collection is important or critical or matters in the slightest. Not after hearing the terrible news about Iain Banks' inoperable bladder cancer.  Banks is a marvel, possessing one of the most enormous and densely...
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Mar.23.2013
What does it take for any writer to realize her dream–be it finishing the first story or the hundreth, publishing a novel or building a freelance portfolio? The common denominator in any response is often one word: Discipline. So it surprised more than a few people (judging by the emails I’ve...
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Jan.31.2013
    Bird of Paradise Lost Book tour - - with dates and specific hours and more events to be filled in ...by Andrew Lam on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 11:11am · PublicFriendsFriends except AcquaintancesOnly MeCustomClose FriendsLowell HighSee all lists...New America...
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Dec.11.2012
I get a little bit sentimental this time of the year. Normally, I have the reputation for being a cynical, vicious brute with an over-developed sense of the ridiculous and surreal. But when Christmas comes around, some of my rougher edges are buffed off and casting an eye back over the year, I find...
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Dec.03.2012
(NOTE: There once was a union maid, she never was afraid 
/ Of goons and ginks and company finks / And the deputy sheriffs who made the raid. 
/ She went to the union hall when a meeting it was called
/ And when the Legion boys come ‘round /
 She always stood her ground. / Oh, you can’t scare me, I...