Travis Lee


Travis Lee lived in China for two years, where he studied Chinese and taught English. He currently writes for the expat website Lost Laowai, and his work appears in Issue 3 of Independent Ink Magazine.

Where to find Travis Lee online


Little Red King - Sample Chapter 3: The Ricewine Challenge
Price: Free! Words: 10,300. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Asian
This occurs right after the first sample chapter. Chapter Three: Gao Wen makes a decision, Jack wastes his life, Jeff further descends into madness, and John struggles, with writing and life.
Little Red King - Sample Chapter 2: John's First Impressions
Price: Free! Words: 8,390. Language: American English. Published: April 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Asian
Wherein we meet: John - the hero Keith - the villain Jeff - the psychopath April - the temptation Michelle - the love interest Gao Wen - the heart & soul ...and a peculiar foreigner who likes to hang out in netbars.
Little Red King - Sample Chapter 1: John's First Night Out
Price: Free! Words: 4,050. Language: American English. Published: April 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Wherein John meets Jack, Jarrett, and writes his first impressions of teaching in Concentration Camp.
The Seven Year Laowai
You set the price! Words: 8,760. Language: American English. Published: October 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An ESL teacher's recollections of the seven years he spent teaching English in Wuhan, China. From the alcoholism which led him there to the nasty power games that pushed him out, The Seven Year Laowai provides an unflinching look at the lives of ESL teachers in the smoggy never-never land of Wuhan, China.
The Journey through Nanking
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,030. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
"Mama! Mama!" Among gunfire. The smell of death. It is December, 1937. The Chinese capital is a bombed wreck. A young girl has become separated from her family, and with the help of her spirit-guide, she must find her way through the warzone. Set against her are the Japanese soldiers, and a far greater horror who stalks her through the ruins.
Grandpa & Henry
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 34,500. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
After his grandfather falls ill, an orphan boy must learn how to fend for himself in a strange city.

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