Hello everyone! As promised in a video message late last year, I’ve had a website created – www.siakchinyoke.com – to give you more information about me and my books and also to (hopefully) answer some of the questions you’ve asked. There’s a page – Chye Hoon’s World – which is intended to help you explore the world my protagonist inhabited. As I’m continuing work on the Malayan Series, I’m afraid I’m only going to be able to populate this page very gradually; please bear with me…
Over time, I hope to include
- Images of old Ipoh, with a focus on places mentioned in The Woman who Breathed Two Worlds;
- Information about the cooking ingredients Chye Hoon would have used;
- Photographs of the other mouth-watering Malaysian dishes she prepared;
- A look at Nyonya attire, jewellery, shoes, practices and anything else you want to see!
Please take a few minutes to browse through the pages that are already up and let me know what you think! You can send a message via the website. I’d love to hear from you!
6 responses to “My New Website”
Great web-site, was interesting even for me, though I know all the material there.
Just finished reading your book and I feel so many emotions in me. I’m not a nyonya and I’m not from Penang or Ipoh but I could relate to every single word in the book! Can’t wait for your next one!
Thanks so much for reaching out and telling me how my book has made you feel. The way readers have been moved has really touched me. If you haven’t already done so, please do leave a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads – they mean a lot. The good news is that you won’t have long to wait for Book #2 in the Malayan Series!
I bought your book ‘The Woman Between Two Worlds’, in e-book format and stayed awake all night on a flight from Honolulu to Vancouver reading it. I was overcome by the feel of ‘place’ and the real-ness of the characters. Many tissues were used in the process of reading as I have a soft heart even for fictional people. I loved the Malay dialogue and learned/enjoyed the senose of history. Please, please, write a cookbook of the recipes mentioned in the book.
Thanks so much for reaching out to me and also for liking my Author Facebook Page! There are already many cookbooks around with Nyonya recipes, but I’ll give your idea serious consideration with my agent. Please write a review on Amazon/Goodreads if you haven’t already. I hope you’ll read the rest of the series too! My best wishes to you.