Reading & Signing: The Syrian Peddler & Making Ghosts Dance
THE SYRIAN PEDDLER:
Linda Hanna Lloyd pens her debut novel, The Syrian Peddler. Saddo Ibn Hanna, later known as Sam, was a young man when his steamship, the SS Neustria, arrived in the New York City harbor. His mind was full of dreams for the future. Everything was possible. This is the story of his tremendous desire to succeed in America, and as he worked to fulfill his dreams, he exemplified the values of honesty, trust, and compassion. In the midst of this new adventure, romance pops into his life and he faces love and choices.
Linda Hanna Lloyd is the author of the captivating The Syrian Peddler, a historical fiction novel which is now available as an audiobook. The piano music between chapters on the audiobook is also composed and performed by Linda herself. Her book is dedicated to the loving memory of her father, Louis Franklin Hanna, who always had a good story to tell. Linda is currently writing a sequel to The Syrian Peddler. To further advance her professional career, Mrs. Lloyd is a distinguished fellow of several elite organizations including the Texas Writers League and the National Association of Professional Women. Benevolent to various organizations, Mrs. Lloyd is an avid volunteer of the People’s Community Clinic and also participates in Austin Chamber Music Workshops.
When she is not writing, she enjoys walking her puppy, Fidela, reading and playing the piano. For more information, visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/linda-hanna-johnston-lloyd-86549945/ and https://www.amazon.com/Linda-Hanna-Lloyd/e/B06XG6J71G. You can listen to a sample of The Syrian Peddler here.
MAKING GHOSTS DANCE:
Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia. American diplomat Chris Kelly volunteers for an organization that rescues children from sexual slavery. Chea Phyrom is the nephew of Cambodia’s prime minister, and that lucrative trade is his core business. When Kelly threatens his profits, Chea’s revenge is swift: he kidnaps Kelly’s adopted daughter, Mai, and hides her in his network of brothels. Kelly, faced with a corrupt and ineffective response to Mai’s disappearance, falls out violently with the Cambodian-American team leading the investigation. He is forced to take matters into his own hands and, with his marriage, career, and life on the line, race to save his little girl.
Greg Buford has lived in the US, Dominican Republic, Japan, India, France, Cambodia, and Switzerland. His memoir, Kept: An American Househusband in India, won the PNWA Zola Award, and his novel Making Ghosts Dance was both a Montaigne Medal and Eric Hoffer Award finalist. Find Greg on Facebook @gregorybufordauthor; Twitter @gregbuford; and go to gregorybuford.com to see images of Cambodia that inspired Making Ghosts Dance.