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. She is a seasoned blogger, topics ranging from serious stuff such as art, books, cross-cultural communications, education and politics, to more leisure pursuits including cuisine, keeping-fit, music, photography and world travels. 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 revival of this blog is Junying's renewed efforts to engage with her readers near and far. Welcome on board, friends and fans!

Appreciating “The Same Moon” on Mid-Autumn Day

A fascinating epic story of a woman’s journey from east to west. The characters are utterly absorbing, subtly explored and completely believable. I am finding it really hard to put this book down as I follow the twists and turns of the main character, Pearl’s, eventful life. Continue reading

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#Writing an Engaging #Story: #Character, #Plot & #Conflict

I am in the middle of writing a new book, as well as reshaping this blog site to a good standard like the one I had before, hence I’m updating some of my previously published blogs. Today’s post is to … Continue reading

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The Soul of #Sicilia (2): A Story of #History, #NaturalBeauty & #Romance

Many years ago in the heart of China, as a school girl, I heard a beautifully touching story from the radio, one of the few means of reaching out beyond the Great Wall of China at the time. That story … Continue reading

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#Sicilia (1): The M Family, The Godfather and #Corleone

What comes to your mind when you hear me say Sicily, the Mediterranean island at the toe of Italy? Could it possibly be the notorious Mafia? That was exactly what a friend said to me when I broadcasted that I … Continue reading

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Warm Welcome to My Writing Website, Again!

I am back! Six years of constantly creating contents, posting and reaching out is a hard habit to break. Since I shut down my author blog a few months ago, I’ve missed sharing my weekly musings and reflections upon life, … Continue reading

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