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Paul Spencer Sochaczewski

Announcing new books: Curious Encounters of the Human Kind and Share Your Journey

Posted on 09. Oct, 2015 by in News and Events


Announcing launch of new book series
Special ebook launch price of 99 cents


ISBN: 978-2-940573-00-4
Buy on Kindle US
Buy on Kindle UK

I’m pleased to announce the release of the first of five books in the Curious Encounters personal travel tales series — a collection of stories I’ve written based on my 45 years of living and traveling in curious corners of Asia. 
 
The first volume, Curious Encounters of the Human Kind – Myanmar (Burma)  
will be available in paperback and ebook October 1, 2015 on Amazon and through other online retailers.

Some of the true traveler’s tales in the book:

What do jumping cats have to do with Buddhism’s Middle Path? Did Orwell really hate everyone in Burma? How did Myanmar’s ruling junta use white elephants to consolidate their power? Will a synagogue caretaker’s improbable dream ever come true? What arrogance drives western travelers to seek the “unknown”? And why should you never disrespect the nat spirits who guard a sacred forest?
 
If you enjoy unusual travel, or simply like to read about hidden corners of the world, this is Myanmar as you’ve probably never imagined – full of curious people, startling happenings, and unexpected moments of humanity and introspection, giddiness and solemnity, avarice and ambition.

 

Some pre-publication reviews:
 
“The spirit of Kipling in contemporary Asian journalism. This collection is essential reading for anyone who wishes to pass beyond even the unbeaten track, right to the heart of Asia.”

—John Burdett, author of Bangkok EightBangkok Tattoo, and Bangkok Haunts

 
“If anyone can pull off something as innovative as Curious Encounters, it’s Paul Sochaczewski. Expect pellucid writing, insightful irreverence, and universal truths elegantly presented, in a genre that defies categorization.”

—John Keay, author of When Men and Mountains Meet,
India: A HistoryChina: A History, and Mad about the Mekong

 
“Most of Paul Sochaczewski’s curious encounters start out as intelligent travel writing, exploring hidden corners of Asia and characters very much out of the ordinary. But this series works on a more complex level, he frequently zooms in out of left field with a curious tangent, a sensitive reminiscence, a provocative opinion, a new way of looking at events that already are beyond most “normal” travelers’ tales. I read each story feeling refreshed, enlightened, and curious to see what the next stage of Sochaczewski’s journey would bring.”

—Judith M. Heimann, author of The Most Offending Soul Alive: Tom Harrisson and His Remarkable Life and The Airmen and the Headhunters: A True Story of Lost Soldiers, Heroic Tribesmen and the Unlikeliest Rescue of WW II

 

For the first two weeks only (through October 15), I will offer the ebook at a special price of 99 cents/pence. 
Buy Now on Kindle US
Buy Now on Kindle UK

After the introductory period, the ebook price will be $4.99.   

If you prefer a real book (I understand), you can buy the book as a paperback for $10.95  — visit Curious Encounters of the Human Kind – Myanmar (Burma) paperback

Curious Encounters – Indonesia
November 1, 2015
Curious Encounters – Himalaya
December 1, 2015
Curious Encounters – Borneo
February 1, 2016
Curious Encounters – Southeast Asia
March 1, 2016

May I ask for your help?
 
If you enjoy the books, I would greatly appreciate if you could:
 
1.  Share your thoughts with me through email – I’d also love to hear about your personal travel adventures and writing accomplishments.
 
2.  Tell your friends about the books.
 
3.  Write a review for Amazon. I understand this takes a bit of energy, but your honest feedback helps other readers and goes a long way in  generating sales.
 
 I would be very grateful. Thank you.
______________ 

Also Coming Soon!

Share Your Journey: Mastering Personal Writing
The (Surprisingly Easy) Techniques Professional Writers Use to Write Personal Memoirs and Travel Stories That Connect with Editors and Readers

ISBN: 978-2-940573-15-8

 

Publication:
January 1, 2016

 
Share Your Journey is an easy-to-use handbook for people who want to write their personal stories but aren’t sure how to start and how to make it interesting. It’s based on the writing workshops I’ve run in more than twenty countries.

 “Share Your Journey is to good writing as Joy of Cooking is to good food. I wish all my students had this book before taking my writing classes; hell, I wish I had this book earlier in my career. It’s smart, fun, and every page contains nuggets of essential advice.”

—Gary Goshgarian, professor, Northeastern University
Thank you,

 
Paul Spencer Sochaczewski

Email:  pauls@iprolink.ch     
Website: www.sochaczewski.com
Amazon author page: Paul Sochaczewski 

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