Last year, I finally managed in association with my webmaster to publish a PDF Book about my life in China. Although I originally set out to, I didn’t end up publishing it through one of those ‘self-publishing’ companies because it turned out to be a book which publishers wouldn’t touch.
Non-fiction is very difficult to publish because the company controlling nearly all of the self-publishing (rip-off) industry, “Author Solutions Publishing House” in the USA while having no problem extorting money from their clients via their ‘front-of-house’ publishing names, are terrified that someone might actually sue them.
When my book ‘Finding Myself in China: A Politically Incorrect Story’ was finally published, I began work on collating all the travel stories and interesting events from particular places (irrespective of when I was there) into a series of books that are part travelogue but which broaden the field of my life’s experiences in China – something that I could not do in the first book because it would have been too big.
In Book One of those travel adventures, I talk about various places that I visited in and around Honghu City in Hubei Province which is where I worked through 2003 and 2004. When I first began publishing articles about my life in China, I did so through my column in Magic City Morning Star News. I did a series of 26 articles which have since been transferred to the old KingsCalendar website.
On this page today, I have collated from a number of articles, a few photographs that could be said to have as their theme, ‘waters, rivers, lakes and canals.’ Each has a little commentary which might only make sense if you actually read the articles or eventually buy the book. Photographs from specific story files are linked to those files and clicking on the photograph will take you to the background story. I hope you enjoy this presentation.
Since Google limits visibility of all sites not actively involved with Google advertising, my book is not likely to become widely known without the help of readers. If you have already purchased a copy you could assist me by writing about it on facebook or just sharing this page with your friends.
R.P. BenDedek was born in 1953 and grew up in Brisbane Australia. 2003 to 2017 he has been teaching in The People's Republic of China. Along with photographic stories from China he has been writing social and political commentaries since 2004. He was the temporary editor of Magic City Morning Star from 2009 - 2016 and currently has a column at iPatriot.com. He is the author of a chronological history of ancient Israel titled 'the King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran' and author of 'Finding Myself in China: A Politically Incorrect Story.' He is divorced; has 5 children and 16 grandchildren. He is a 4th generation Australian from a racially, ethnically, and religiously diverse family. He has no time for Sociopathic Ideologues or Useful Idiots.
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