By Michelle Jana Chan

The story of a young boy who travels half-way around the world — from China to British Guiana — hoping to strike it rich

Thursday, 23 February 2017


Dear all,

I write a weekly column for Conde Nast Traveller and this week is about the rainforest of Guyana -- the setting for  much of the novel. 

More here

Also, I wanted to update everyone on Song's progress. As you might know, the book is already written but happily I have a few sessions with an excellent editor... and my first round of feedback is on March 10th. I'll let you know how much red pen there is!

Unbound is also currently discussing publishing dates. They tell me first-time novels are usually published in the springtime so it's looking like early 2018. That seems a lifetime away and I hope you don't mind waiting.

I promise to keep you informed... but equally I don't want to overkill on postings. 

Thanks for checking in. Michelle 

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Karen Lichtin
 Karen Lichtin says:

I'm sure it is worth the wait!! xx

posted 24th February 2017

AD Flint
 AD Flint says:

I'm very much looking forward to reading your book. Some years back, I was involved with the sugar industry in Guyana, spending time there and seeing the cane fields and factories. Pretty grim conditions for the workers even in modern times. You've got experience of the country and I'm sure heaps of research, but let me know if you're stuck on any sugar-industry details.

If I can get my current novel to full funding on Outbound, my next will hopefully be about a cult (I read and picked up a lot on Jonestown in my Guyana time).

Best of luck!

posted 27th February 2017

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