Sha Li at 5th Annual Literary Festival

October 8, 2016

With three published books, CWP Publishers presents ShaLi at the 5th Annual Ashland Literary Festival.  ShaLi talks about her latest book, Escape from Here, divulges details about the characters and shows pictures of them in a multimedia presentation.

They regard each other silently while Pvt. Jeff LI nervously shuffles papers at his desk. “What now?” asks Mai, lowering her eyes, resigned to her role. “My nomination has been made.  I give a presentation this week.  We have one chance to influence the panel.” “What’s the schedule?” “LI will give you whatever you need.”  The big man gestures to the private who hands a small stack of papers to Mai.  She studies the entries from page to page. “Everything is TBA…to be announced.  Location.  Time.  What’s that about?” “The Meiguonuren, always with the questions.  I like that.  I see what I can do.  Does it matter a great deal?” “Are they going to let you use a Power Point presentation?  For what are we supposed to be prepared?  How many minutes long?  When can we hand out the packet?” “I see,” he says, seeing nothing.  The way of global communication is subtle and effective.  He’s struggles to grasp the timing concept, frowning. “It’s not enough that you’ve been a tough champion of the people and rooted out gobs of corruption.  You have to tell them what you’ve done.  And video.  Really powerful stuff.  Can we use any of the bust video from Xi’an?” The really powerful video from Lianyungang has already filtered through the selection committee.  Mai doesn’t know it, but the tee-shirt contest clip has made the rounds.  HUANG paid 1,000 yuan to the karaoke host for a copy of the video made by the sleazy entrepreneur.  He knew it was a matter of time before it would circulate farther.

They regard each other silently while Pvt. Jeff LI nervously shuffles papers at his desk.

“What now?” asks Mai, lowering her eyes, resigned to her role.

“My nomination has been made.  I give a presentation this week.  We have one chance to influence the panel.”

“What’s the schedule?”

“LI will give you whatever you need.”  The big man gestures to the private who hands a small stack of papers to Mai.  She studies the entries from page to page.

“Everything is TBA…to be announced.  Location.  Time.  What’s that about?”

“The Meiguonuren, always with the questions.  I like that.  I see what I can do.  Does it matter a great deal?”

“Are they going to let you use a Power Point presentation?  For what are we supposed to be prepared?  How many minutes long?  When can we hand out the packet?”

“I see,” he says, seeing nothing.  The way of global communication is subtle and effective.  He’s struggles to grasp the timing concept, frowning.

“It’s not enough that you’ve been a tough champion of the people and rooted out gobs of corruption.  You have to tell them what you’ve done.  And video.  Really powerful stuff.  Can we use any of the bust video from Xi’an?”

The really powerful video from Lianyungang has already filtered through the selection committee.  Mai doesn’t know it, but the tee-shirt contest clip has made the rounds.  HUANG paid 1,000 yuan to the karaoke host for a copy of the video made by the sleazy entrepreneur.  He knew it was a matter of time before it would circulate farther.


An American in Beijing

Escape from Here Third in the series

Operation Sundown from the second book, Wounds of Attachment, putting the Homeland Security team under the temporary authority of the megalomaniac General Huang’s control.  In the first book, Beijing Abduction, Mai Martin discovers her husband works secretly for DHS and is pursued by an international bounty collection gang from North Korea.

Escape from Here on sale now at Amazon.com. in paperback or Kindle format. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sha Li prefers the shadowy anonymity of a pseudo-existence, shedding the metroplex culture and writing in seclusion of Northern California.

EVENTS

October 8, 2016  Ashland Literary Festival, Hannon Library 1250 Siskiyou Blvd

1:30-1:50 ShaLi Presentation

Free admission to the public, workshops on publishing and writing, film and commix, kid’s corner

10AM to 4PM

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