Monday, March 9, 2009

Article: From communist Laos to Concordia (The Link, Jan. 27, 2009)

Here is a link to an article published in The Link (Concordia University's independent newspaper) this January, written from an interview with me, in which I spoke about Blanket Coffin and a bit about myself.

Sunday, June 1, 2008


Hello and welcome to my blog.
Below you can read some of my work I wrote for newspapers, magazines and other information concerning my newly published novel "Blanket Coffin" and more about my native country of Laos.
Thank you for visiting.

Blanket Coffin

Here is my newly released novel entitled "Blanket Coffin." If interested, you may purchase the book by clicking here.

"In the winter of 1965, the tiny nation of Laos received attention from international media as a neutral country that was still greatly affected by the Vietnam War. When President Lyndon Johnson ordered an airstrike against North Vietnam to end the rise of communism in Southeast Asia, the country of Laos also suffered many casualties. This is the story of a young boy and his struggle for a proper education during a time of political and social turbulence."

Research Pictures from Laos in 1999

Here are some pictures while doing research for "Blanket Coffin" in Laos.

1- In Vientiane, the capital of Laos, at Than Laung Temple where the main character visits monks.

2- At the rice fields near Luang Prabang, a hiding place for Pathet Lao before the ceasefire agreement of 1972.

3- At the former Royal Palace of Laos in Luang Prabang.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Blanket Coffin Chapter 1 Download

If you are still undecided about reading my new novel "Blanket Coffin", you may download the 1st chapter in PDF form by clicking HERE.

Asian Leader Article

Here is an article I wrote for Asian Leader Newspaper in Montreal, published in December 2006. It is about government interference with opium growers in Laos. You may download the PDF version of the article by clicking HERE.