Author Archives: Junying Kirk

About Junying Kirk

Originally from China and currently living and working in the UK, Junying has worked as an academic, administrator, researcher, teacher, professional interpreter, translator and cultural consultant. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and writing, and reflecting upon what's important in life. After six years of blogging at her own website, topics ranging from serious stuff such as art, books, cross-cultural communications, education and politics, as well as more leisure pursuits including cuisine, keeping-fit, music, photography and world travels, she is taking a break from regular blogging to concentrate on her career. From time to time, she may still publish occasional posts here to engage with her readers. Her "Journey To The West" Trilogy - The Same Moon, Trials of Life and Land of Hope, are available on Amazon stores Worldwide, iBook and Smashwords, both in electronic and printed forms. She is currently writing a new book, the first of her "Journey to the East" trilogy.

The Land of Hope (Journey to the West) – Book Review & Blog Tour With Author JJ Collins

I am trying a new tool here by sharing an excellent review of my book – Take a look at a short excerpt: Why you should read this book – J.J.Collins gives his opinion Junying Kirk has not only written … Continue reading

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Migration to New Blog Site and Back Again

Six years ago in 2011, I started blogging in my own website. Six years later in 2017, I am taking a break from my weekly blogging to concentrate on my career, and writing a new book of fiction. From now … Continue reading

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Traveling the World, My Dream, My Passion

If you are my friends, if you are my colleagues, if you have read my books, or if you happen to come across my Facebook page or bump into me in a souvenir shop in Tenerife or Gran Canaria, you’d … Continue reading

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Strategic Thinking in Building Author Platform and Finding an Audience

Three months ago I ranted about my confusion and dilemma when confronting head-on all the social media options out here to help an indie, self-publisher author to market her work and reach her potential fans/readers (A New Author’s Reflection and … Continue reading

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My Favourite Films

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog on The Changing Face and Place of Films, when I promised to share with my readers my best loved films, so here is the moment of truth. As a long-term film … Continue reading

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No More Heroes

I remember the moment. Etched in my memory as if in the granite mountain behind them, Lance Armstrong and German Jan Ullrich climbing a massive hill in the Alps , far ahead of the peloton. Lance looked over at Jan, … Continue reading

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On the Changing Face and Place of Films

Last week I did my blog on Reading and how much I love doing it. This week I’m turning my attention to another of my greatest hobbies, watching movies. Yes, most of us have been to the cinema, and even … Continue reading

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