New Book of Short Stories Written by a Woman for Women

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Author Marianne Tong looks to personal experiences to write stories readers will relate to.

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In the 2003 holiday classic, Love Actually, starring Hugh Grant and Liam Neeson, a number of seemingly separate stories are told whose characters in the end find their lives interwoven within one another. In similar fashion, Marianne Tong’s book of short stories, Mindpieces: A Collection of Short Works (published by AuthorHouse), appears on the scene.

The stories found within Mindpieces are so diverse that the women in each don’t know each other, but are somehow connected to the protagonist.

Tong hopes readers will find inspiration in her book. “In today’s society, women, especially older women, remain hesitant to assert their talents. Many are still struggling for recognition in their professions. Many of these stories will inspire them to follow their hearts and dreams.”

Into the familiar histories of World War I, World War II, the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, and several other current events, Tong has woven many stories that relate delightfully to the reader’s own experiences.

Readers who enjoy shorter works that can be read in a single sitting will particularly enjoy Mindpieces. Also interested are those who enjoy genealogy and those who are akin to stories about empowering women who lived in during the World Wars.

About the Author

Born in Germany before World War II and immigrating at age 13, Marianne Tong has experienced a great variety of events.. She married a U.S. military man of Chinese descent and became the mother of four children. Tong not only held interest in learning the English language but also with her husband's heritage. As a storyteller, she has translated the documentation and her observations into narrative easy-to-read form. Tong lives with her husband in Northern California within easy driving distance of all her children and grandchildren.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse will celebrate 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.


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