I was born in Alsace, France, in 1960.
As a young man, I served for the French equivalent of the Peace Corps for two years in the Philippines. Needless to say I fell in love with the country and with South East Asia in general.
The novel grew on me very slowly over the years. Originally it was to be the story of the White Rajah, but as time passed, it developed into that of Thomas Hermann.
(By the way, I recommend reading Tom William's 'The White Rajah' and 'Voyage East' about the 'real' White Rajah, James Brooke. It was actually reading his books which convinced me to publish mine in two parts)
I have been teaching English as a foreign language for thirty years, and when I decided to stop fantasizing about this story and actually start writing it (that was three years ago), I set myself the challenge of writing in English and not in French, to see if I was able to do it. It has been a long and arduous process (mostly writing at night, when my day's work was done and my family obligations were fulfilled - I have a wonderful wife and two absolutely marvelous children-). I hope my book will pass muster.
I am currently living in Reunion Island, a tiny French territory in the Indian Ocean.
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Out in the Mangrove
by Chris Korman
In a far-off land, Tom falls in love with Jun... and Maya. They fall in love with him too. Can this work out ? There will be sex, there will be happiness. But there is also money involved. So could it just be a sham after all?
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Smashwords book reviews by Chris Korman
- Mikey and the Chickadee
on Sep. 23, 2017
I read this book in three days. Hated to stop to return to my daily activities and didn't want the book to end! It's a great story, had me cry at times, for the characters are nice to a fault. And this is my only reservation: do such people exist in real life?
Having said that I really loved the book! Hope you publish the next one soon!
- Take Me Home
on Sep. 23, 2017
A teaser of a book! Loved every page despite some improbabilities. Very likeable characters, good, frustrating, build-up to the (hot) love scenes and the sub plot around Kyle's grandfather's diary adds an interesting dimension.