Re-running a column from earlier this year. I got this book a few months ago, and it is amazing!
Sometimes true-life events can trigger your creative bug and lead to your next writing project.
Noel Alumit has just released his newest novel, Talking To The Moon. Exploring race, religion, and sexuality, the novel tells the tale of a racially-motivated shooting that triggers the memories, hopes and dreams of a Filipino American family in Los Angeles.
You might recall in 1999, the news story of the shootings at a Los Angeles area Jewish Community Center and the related shooting death of a postman, Joseph Ileto. I'm sure Noel will talk about how that event shaped his creative process for Talking To The Moon.
His previous novel is Letters to Montgomery Clift, a must-read novel focusing on the Filipino American gay community.
And if you're in the L.A. area, you should consider supporting one of Noel's upcoming events.