AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Gwendolyn Moore, iEdward Patterson, iMike Monahan, iRosemary Patterson, iP. G. Shriver, iDouglas Skopp, iCraig Nagasugi, i

  Home > Blogs Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Lloyd Lofthouse

· Become a Fan
  Notify me of new titles
  added by this author.

· 280 titles
· 785 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Apr, 2008

   Sitemap
   My Blog
   Contact Author
   Read Reviews

Books
· Crazy is Normal a classroom exposé

· My Splendid Concubine, 3rd edition

· Running with the Enemy


Short Stories
· Crazy is Normal, a classroom exposé, Scene 13

· Crazy is Normal, a classroom exposé, Scene 12

· Crazy is Normal, a classroom exposé, Scene 11

· Crazy is Normal, a classroom exposé, Scene 10

· Crazy is Normal, a classroom exposé, Scene 9

· Crazy is Normal, a classroom exposé, Scene 8

· Crazy is Normal, a classroom exposé, Scene 7

· Crazy is Normal, a classroom exposé, Scene 6

· Crazy is Normal, a classroom exposé, Scene 5

· Crazy is Normal, a classroom exposé, Scene 4


Articles
· The Improvement of U.S. Public Schools

· Learning Twitter for Authors

· Discover how Amazon changed book cover design

· Authors Finding Readers

· How I sold almost 2,000 books in twenty hours TWICE

· It is Time – Relief for Victims of Lone-Wolf Killers such as James Holmes

· Living on the thin side of Black Ice

· Getting Oriented

· Learning to Love and Hate while teaching ESL in the Middle Kingdom

· The Release of The Concubine Saga is another Cheap Marketing Ploy


Poetry
· Smartphone

· The birth of a child called Prose

· The Luxury of Heartache

· Learning from Death

· Putting Cupid's Arrows on Ice

· The Never-Ending Book Promotion Blues

· Walking the Path of Dead Explorers

· LIttle No More

· Revelation

· Symphony

         More poetry...
News
· M. Denise Costello reviews Crazy is Normal

· On Tour: Crazy is Normal, a classroom expose

· Comparing a virtual book tour to the traditional, and why go on a book tour

· “Crazy is Normal” on a Virtual Book Blog Tour

· “Crazy is Normal” on a Virtual Book Blog Tour

· “Crazy is Normal” on a Virtual Book Blog Tour

· Running with the Enemy

Lloyd Lofthouse, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

Books by
Lloyd Lofthouse



Running with the Enemy

Buy Options
Kindle, Amazon, more..




Crazy is Normal a classroom exposé

Buy Options
Amazon, more..




My Splendid Concubine, 3rd edition

Buy Options
Kindle, Nook, Amazon, more..










Blogs by Lloyd Lofthouse

Another Week On the Promotion Road
5/6/2008 7:32:07 AM
In the last few days I've heard of two upcoming book reviews, and I have been a guest on two radio talk shows.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008

I haven’t added anything to my journal or my blogs for days. My wife wanted me to take out two bay windows she had installed a few years ago and replace them with windows that were flush to the wall. The walkway behind the house and the retaining wall is a few feet wider without those bay windows protruding from the back of the house. It wasn’t easy taking those bay windows out. The men she hired to install them glued everything in. With much profanity, I used chisels and crow bars to break the windows away from the house and repair the damage from that exercise. I did all this and managed to not damage the windows--much. Later, today or tomorrow, I’ll put those Bay Windows for sale on Craig’s list.

Since my last entry several things happened on My Splendid Concubine promotion road. I heard that City Weekend, an English language magazine that distributes in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou (Canton), will print a review of Concubine in The May 8 issue of their magazine. The audience for City Weekend magazine is expats and tourists.

Concubine will soon be reviewed by “Fallen Angels”, a book review Website, and the reviewer seemed so impressed by Concubine, that she requested an interview that should be running alongside the review.

I was a guest on two radio talk shows. The first of the two aired on Thursday, May 1st, and it almost didn’t happen. This west coast station was supposed to call me at 8:15 in the morning and didn’t. I waited fifteen minutes and called the station on their hotline to find out that they had forgotten about me and because of the hole in their schedule extended the guest spot prior to my scheduled time slot. However, to their credit, they scrambled to get me on the air. They must have bumped someone else to do it. It didn’t take long to realize that the host didn’t know who I was. I had to spell my name for him. He didn’t know I was an author, and he didn’t even have the topic right. The segment ran for almost twenty minutes.

The second talk show aired live Monday, May 5, out of Rochester, New York at 8:40 AM and ran for twenty minutes. Dr. Rus Jeffrey, the host, was prepared and we had a lively discussion about China and the Tibetan Olympic freedom protesters. The station was WACK-AM 1420. I have a schedule of all past and future talk shows on my website at www.mysplendidconcubine.com. There are links to shows that offer pod casts (four so far out of eighteen or nineteen. I’m starting to lose count.

The topic for the last few shows: “Are Olympic Protesters Endangering America?”

What I have to say is based on nine years of research while writing My Splendid Concubine. I read Robert Hart’s journals and letters from the texts published by Harvard University Press. I’ve read many other books on China too (both in print and out of print). I’ve also interviewed card carrying Communists in china (there are only seventy million out of more than 1.3 billion people), and Tibetan refugees in America to hear both sides of the issue.

Supporters of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Freedom movements will not like what I have to say. Tibetans claim that China never ruled over Tibet prior to Mao’s brutal invasion in 1951. Tibetans were not the only victims of Mao’s Cultural Revolution. Everyone in china suffered except Mao and a handful of others. What happened in Tibet was small in comparison to what happened in all of China. Since The Chinese consider Tibet part of China, it was all part of the same tragedy.

The truth is that China did rule over Tibet and the evidence is available for anyone to examine. There are fifty-three letters that Robert Hart wrote that focus on Tibet. Robert Hart (1835-1911) clearly demonstrates that Tibet was ruled over by China. Another source I refer to is the October 1912 issue of National Geographic magazine. I have excerpts from some of Hart’s letters and from the piece in that NG magazine on my Website. Visit the Tibet page and access the drop down menu on that page to find them.

The first successful Communist revolution took place in 1917 in Russia. Mao didn’t come to power in China for another thirty years. My evidence is nonbiased and from primary sources--not secondary. A primary source is someone there when it happens--that means they lived through it and saw it first hand. A secondary source (the Tibetan evidence) hears about it from another source that may or may not have been a primary source. Secondary sources are more like rumors and gossip. I decided that I could not refer to any of the sources the Chinese government is using to support their claims that Tibet has been part of China for hundreds of years as a tributary or vassal state. If you had to choose between believing a charismatic man like the Dalai Lama and the Communist Government of China, who would you believe? Yea, me too. That’s why I’m using sources untainted by the Communists, prior to communists from primary sources.

Most of Robert Hart’s private letters were written to his agent in Britain and Hart directed others to burn both his letters and journals after he died. They were not burned. They were turned over to the University of Belfast and the originals are still there. Before Hart died, he was knighted by Queen Victoria and was given other honorary titles from more than a dozen countries for his tireless efforts in China to help that country survive and modernize. Even the Vatican awarded Hart with an honorary title. My Splendid Concubine focuses on Hart’s early years in China and his love for Ayaou, his Chinese concubine. Ayaou was his live in Chinese dictionary. Through her he learned how to understand the Chinese people and their culture.


Post a Comment

More Blogs by Lloyd Lofthouse
• iLook China - Monday, February 21, 2011
• Time Well Spent - Friday, May 23, 2008
• Serving in Vietnam Earned Benefits - Sunday, May 18, 2008
• FIRST INTERVIEW - Friday, May 16, 2008
• MEASURING SUCCESS - Sunday, May 11, 2008
•  Another Week On the Promotion Road - Tuesday, May 06, 2008  
• The Choices We Make - Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.