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  • Title: Da Chen
    Descriptive info: .. CREATIVE WRITING COACH.. Can t finish your book?.. Let me help you get it done and.. guide you onto the path of publication.. Read more.. Sign Up for Da's Newsletter.. State.. Alabama.. Alaska.. Arizona.. Arkansas.. California.. Colorado.. Connecticut.. Delaware.. Florida.. Georgia.. Hawaii.. Idaho.. Illinois.. Indiana.. Iowa.. Kansas.. Kentucky.. Louisiana.. Maine..  ...   Hampshire.. New Jersey.. New Mexico.. New York.. North Carolina.. North Dakota.. Ohio.. Oklahoma.. Oregon.. Pennsylvania.. Rhode Island.. South Carolina.. South Dakota.. Tennessee.. Texas.. Utah.. Vermont.. Virginia.. Washington.. West Virginia.. Wisconsin.. Wyoming.. None of the Above.. Email.. Confirm email.. Preferred format for emails:.. Text.. HTML.. Copyright 2006-2014 Da Chen.. All rights reserved..

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  • Title: Da Chen » Biography
    Descriptive info: Da Chen.. New York Times bestselling author.. Home.. |.. Sitemap.. Biography.. Da Chen grew up in the deep south of China, running barefoot in muddy fields and riding the backs of water buffaloes.. In his tiny Fujian village, water was fetched from an ancient well swimming with snakes, and the only lights that burned in most households were hissing kerosene lanterns.. As the grandson of a disgraced landowner, he was a victim of communist political persecution and hollowing poverty during the Cultural Revolution.. His family was beaten, his father thrown in reform camp, and young Chen, at the age of nine, was threatened with imprisonment.. Unfailing family love helped him survive in a dysfunctional society and he found unexpected love and friendship with four other hoodlum outcasts, but dreams made him soar above the poverty and persecution.. His first encounter with a Christian woman, a Baptist professor, was life changing.. She taught him English and opened the possibility of another world.. He excelled in college at Beijing Languages and Culture University, and stayed on as a professor of English after graduating top in his class.. Da arrived in America at the age of 23 with $30 in his pocket, a bamboo flute, and a heart filled with hope.. He attended Columbia University School of Law on a full scholarship, and upon graduating, worked for the Wall Street investment banking firm of Rothschilds, Inc.. COLORS OF THE MOUNTAIN.. , his first memoir, was compared to Angela s Ashes and was the object of an intense bidding war among five top New York publishing houses  ...   many new and interesting voices—the haunting lyricism of Ha Jin, the harsh worldview of Anchee Min, the righteous indignation of Adeline Yen Mah.. Da Chen s voice comes from the soil of China his exuberance for life and its possibilities set him apart from others in the genre.. USA Today.. states that Da Chen s latest book confirms that he is an extraordinary individual.. Da s first fiction for young readers,.. WANDERING WARRIOR.. , by Random House Children s Books, is described by.. as China s answer to [Harry] Potter.. The movie rights were optioned by Warner Brothers.. His first adult fiction,.. BROTHERS.. , was a Quills Book Award finalist and Best Book of the Year by.. Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Salt Lake Tribune, and Publishers Weekly.. His literary fiction,.. MY LAST EMPRESS.. , received a starred review from Kirkus, heralding it as Nabokov meets.. Dream of the Red Chamber.. , and was reviewed in.. The New Yorker.. Da has been featured in.. Newsweek.. Time Asia.. Washington Post.. A Magazine.. Chicago Tribune.. Newsday.. New York Magazine.. And has appeared on:.. CNN International.. CSPAN Book TV.. Talk of the Nation.. Weekend Edition.. The Joan River s Show.. The Diane Rehm Show.. Fox5 TV.. Fox News Channel.. His books are used as textbooks in Yale, Vassar, Wellesley, in the New York State University system, and in high schools and middle schools throughout the country.. He lives in upstate New York with his wife,.. Sunny.. , and their two young children.. Back to Top.. Click here to increase or decrease font size:.. A..

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  • Title: Da Chen » Creative Writing Coach
    Descriptive info: Creative Writing Coach.. Can’t finish your book? Let me help you get it done and guide you onto the path of publication.. My first memoir was auctioned to Random House for $400,000.. I have since published seven books in literary fiction, memoir, and YA.. Wandering Warrior.. , my young adult fantasy, was optioned by Warner Brothers.. I serve as a story consultant for the 7 billion dollar Disney Shanghai theme park, and teach the master writing class in memoir and fiction at Fairfield University’s low residency Creative Writing MFA program.. I also taught at NYU’s Summer Intensive Creative Writing Workshop and was a Barnes Noble Discover Great New Writers Award judge.. MY NOVELS.. Random House/Crown.. Best Book of the Year by.. ,.. Publishers Weekly.. San Francisco Chronicle.. , and.. Miami Herald.. “Nabokov meets.. ”.. Kirkus.. , starred review.. WHAT STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY.. “I now have a blueprint to follow and no longer work in the dark.. Elizabeth Kirschner, Award winning poet/Master writing teacher Boston College.. “I think what makes you so special, Da, is how you quite literally coax souls to blossom through writing with your encouragement, your super positive energy, and through the excellent questions you ask.. Christine Koubek, award-winning writer for.. The Washington Post.. Ladies’ Home Journal.. “Without Da urging and encouraging me to write on, to write fast, to not look back (yet) I may  ...   conferences to discuss your writing.. $2,100 for a 210-page writing submission.. Upfront Payment will have a 18-month time limit, plus 40 additional bonus pages you can submit and an extra phone or Skype session.. If you prefer to pay in 3 installments ($700 each), you will have 12 months to submit the 210 pages.. Includes up to 5 phone or Skype conferences to discuss your writing.. $3,000 for Whole Book Deal.. Maximum of 400 pages.. Upfront payment will have a 24-month time limit, plus 75 additional pages you can submit and 2 extra phone or Skype sessions.. If you prefer to pay in 3 installment ($1,000 each), you will have 18 months to submit 400 pages or less.. Includes up to 10 phone or Skye conferences to discuss your writing.. $500 for Reading a Completed Manuscript.. Includes analysis, critique, and solutions and 1 phone or Skype conference.. *All pages are required to be double-spaced with standard 1-inch margins, in Times New Roman 12 font size.. All writing must be printed out and mailed to me.. Students are responsible for all mailing costs, and must include a SASE to mail edited pages back.. Your work will be critiqued and edited and posted back to you no later than 10 business days for each 30 pages, unless I am away on a book tour or speaking engagement.. CONTACT.. *.. Name.. Message..

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  • Title: Da Chen » Please consider for your Common Reader Program…
    Descriptive info: Please consider for your Common Reader Program.. Chen has made his public appearances into performance art.. A remarkable man with a remarkable story.. James M.. Montoya, Vice President, College Board, about Da Chen as the 2009 six regional forums keynote speaker.. I did not anticipate the level of enthusiasm that would greet his words.. Marie Bacigalup, Director of Humanities, Queens High Schools Office.. Blew our minds away.. Angela Chou, VP of Public Relations, The College of New Jersey.. Extraordinarily popular with students.. Mary Benner, Director of Academic Affairs, Oklahoma City University.. Not just once but.. A REPEAT Common Reader selection!.. 2007, North Carolina State University.. Colors of the Mountain.. by Da Chen.. 2008, North Carolina State University.. Sounds of the River.. 2008, Oklahoma City University.. 2009, Oklahoma City University.. 2008, Belmont Abbey.. 2009, Belmont Abbey.. Category: Nonfiction Memoir.. Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages.. Publisher: Anchor.. Price: $14.. 95.. ISBN: 978-0-385-72060-1.. Starred Review.. Booklist.. Starred Boxed Review.. New England Bookseller Association Discovery title.. Barnes Noble Discover Great New Writers pick.. A Common Reader Program selection at:.. Vassar College.. North Carolina State University.. Oklahoma City University.. University of Vermont.. Waldorf College.. Florida Southern College.. Spring Hills College.. Belmont Abbey College.. More About This Book.. Teacher s Guide.. Reader s Guide.. To order an Exam Copy of the book for $3.. * * *.. SOUNDS OF THE RIVER: A YOUNG MAN S UNIVERSITY DAYS IN BEIJING.. Publisher: Harper Perennial..  ...   City University.. One of the best lecures I ve ever had.. Clint Keller, Freshman, Oklahoma City University.. grew up in Communist China during the Cultural Revolution.. He arrived in America at the age of 23 with $30 in his pocket, a bamboo flute, and a heart filled with hope, and attended Columbia University School of Law on a full scholarship.. Upon graduating, he worked for the Wall Street investment banking firm of Rothschilds, Inc.. Da has been featured in Newsweek, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Time Asia, NPR, CNN International, The Diane Rehm Show, CSPAN Book TV, and Fox News Channel.. His books are translated into eleven languages and are frequently chosen as common reader selections among American universities, and used as textbooks by schools such as Yale, Vassar, Wellesley, the Culinary Institute of America, the United Nations-affiliated Vienna International School, and in many high schools and middle schools.. A 2007 Quill Awards finalist for.. Brothers.. in the general fiction category, Da is also the recipient of the 2007 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature by the American Librarians Association, and the 2007 Rip Van Winkle Award for outstanding contributions to Children s Literature by the New York Library Association.. For more information or help in receiving an exam copy of these books, please visit.. www.. dachen.. org.. or email Da at.. chenauthor@aol.. com.. Ordering Info for Schools Libraries as well as Secondary Post-Secondary Educators.. :.. Trade Paperback.. Hardcover..

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  • Title: Da Chen » Books
    Descriptive info: Books.. The books are listed in chronological order.. Print this list:.. Printable Booklist.. (opens in a new window).. My Last Empress: A Novel.. Publisher: Crown Publishing.. Category: Fiction Romance Historical.. ISBN-10: 0307381307.. ISBN-13: 9780307381309.. Format: Hardcover, 320 pages.. On Sale: October 2, 2012.. Price: HC $25.. 00 | Ebook $12.. Amazon.. Barnes Noble.. B-A-M.. Chapters.. IndieBound.. Powell s.. The Book Depository.. RandomHouse.. Read More.. Sword.. Publisher: HarperCollins.. Reading level: Ages 9-12.. ISBN-10: 0061447587.. ISBN-13: 978-0061447587.. Format: Hardcover, 240 pages.. On Sale: August 26, 2008.. Price: $16.. 99.. Order Now from Amazon.. Order Now from Barnes Noble.. Order eBook:.. Amazon Kindle.. Barnes Noble Nook.. HarperCollins (EPUB Format).. Read More..  ...   Educators, Businesses Corporations).. (Hardcover).. Publisher: Shaye Areheart Books.. ISBN-13: 978-1-4000-9728-9.. ISBN-10: 1-4000-9728-2.. Format: Hardcover, 432 pages.. On Sale: September 19, 2006.. Price: $25.. 00.. Category: Juvenile Fiction Action Adventure; Juvenile Fiction Historical Asia.. ISBN-13: 978-0-440-23771-6.. ISBN-10: 0-440-23771-8.. Format: Paperback, 336 pages.. On Sale: November 9, 2004.. Price: $5.. China s Son.. Publisher: Delacorte Press.. Category: Juvenile Nonfiction Biography Autobiography.. ISBN-13: 978-0-385-73050-1.. ISBN-10: 0-385-73050-0.. Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages.. On Sale: January 14, 2003.. Price: $8.. Imprint: Harper Perennial.. ISBN-13: 9780060958725.. ISBN-10: 0060958723.. On Sale: February 4, 2003.. Format: Trade PB.. Pages: 320; $14.. 95;.. Category: Biography Autobiography Personal Memoirs.. ISBN-13: 978-0-385-72060-1.. ISBN-10: 0-385-72060-2.. On Sale: January 16, 2001..

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  • Title: Photo Gallery
    Descriptive info: Photo Gallery.. Previous.. | |.. Browse.. Speaking.. Da Chen with billionaire George Soros at his NYC House to speak on China Rising to 80 of his guests (Mr.. Sorors in the middle & Leon Botstein, President of Bard College, the man with glasses).. Category:.. [Speakings].. More Photos:.. Browsing category: All.. (NYC Book Party) |.. Next.. (Speaking).. Copyright 2006-20010 Da Chen.. All Rights Reserved..

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  • Title: Subscribe to our Newsletters
    Descriptive info: Da Chen's newsletter is an announcement-only list.. This list will be used to inform you of new and upcoming events and postings related to New York Times bestselling author Da Chen.. By joining Da Chen's newsletter, you should understand the following:.. Your information will not be sold, rented or leased to a third-party.. EVER!.. You can remove your name from the list at any time.. required field.. Confirm your email address.. Unsubscribe.. 2006-2009 Da Chen..

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  • Title: Da Chen » Sitemap
    Descriptive info: Pages.. 2-DAY MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOP.. Audio Books.. China's Son - Growing Up in the Cultural Revolution.. Contact.. Da Chen: Novelist, Memorist, Children's book author Speaker.. Forbidden Tales: Sword.. Guestbook.. Literary Agents.. News.. Please consider for your Common Reader Program.. Publicity and Media Requests.. Site Info.. Sounds of the River - A Young Man's University Days in Beijin.. Speaking Engagements.. Plugin by.. dagondesign..

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  • Title: Da Chen » News
    Descriptive info: To brilliant and wonderful students from Macomb Intermediate School.. Thursday, December 20th, 2012.. Dear young book friends.. I am overwhelmed by your most wonderful messages you posted here for me today.. I loved that you all read my book and gained something from it.. You are very fortunate to have wonderful teachers, and great schools to go to.. You are the luckiest kids on earth.. I hope you all have big dreams in life and go onto do the best for this world.. We need you to be strong, smart, kind and generous.. Please thank your marvelous teacher for me.. Very happy holidays.. Da Chen or Chen Da with love.. Secrets of Writing a Super College App Essay.. Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012.. http://bambuser.. com/v/2666521.. Upcoming Events.. Sunday, May 20th, 2012.. June 5, 2012.. BOOKEXPO AMERICA.. :.. Come to get free galleys at 2012 BEA in NYC.. I will be signing at 4PM, on June 5th, 2012 at Javits Center NYC.. And whole day there at Crown/Random House desk.. Empire State Center for the Book.. Noted authors Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, E.. L.. Doctorow, and Pete Hamill are among the 14 writers in the 2012 Class of Inductees into the NYS Writers Hall of Fame.. The four will be in attendance at the.. induction on June 5, 2012, at the Princeton Club of New York.. Come join us at the Princeton Club  ...   2006 and June 30, 2007, with the winners in 19 categories to be selected by a popular votes of a voting board comprised of over 6,000 invited booksellers and librarians.. The award ceremony will be held at Lincoln Center televised live by NBC in October.. Nominees for the 2007 Quill Awards.. General Fiction.. Shaye Areheart Books/Crown Publishing.. Children s Chapter Books.. Thursday, May 31st, 2007.. Da has just signed a two-book deal for the.. FORBIDDEN BOOKSTORE SERIES.. , with the esteemed the editor Laura Geringer, of Laura Geringer Books, an award-winning imprint of HarpersCollins Children Books division.. He has written the first book already, namely,.. SWORD.. , which will be published in fall 08 and the second one to be issued, in winter 08.. Da and his editor/publisher Laura hope to put out three to four books of this series annually.. BROTHERS has been chosen as BEST BOOK OF 2006.. BROTHERS has been chosen as BEST BOOK OF 2006 by:.. Salt Lake Tribune.. The paperback edition will be published by Crown/Three Rivers in June 07.. My Empress.. Da is finishing his next adult novel,.. MY EMPRESS.. , for Shaye Areheart Books/Crown/Random House for publication fall 08.. What Readers Have To Say About Da and His Books.. how to stop masturbation.. on.. System SecurityGroup.. POS System.. alamoimaxmovie.. Hannah Majerus on.. Newsletter Sign-Up.. A DEBUT TO WATCH by Publishers Weekly.. Read Article.. Audio-Book Excerpt: BROTHERS..

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  • Title: Da Chen » Speaking Engagements
    Descriptive info: To book a speaking engagement please contact Da Chen via the.. Contact Form.. on this site.. Author Da Chen is available for keynote speaking at schools, libraries, literary festivals, collegiate diversity programs, and corporate events.. “An engaging, almost mesmerizing, speaker.. ”—Robert Martin, Vice President Dean of Graduate Studies, Bard College.. “I taught middle school students for many years and have heard many presenters but never one who captivated them so completely.. ”—Sandra Wright, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Instruction, St.. Charles School District, Illinois.. Da Chen’s books are being used as textbooks in Yale, Vassar, Wellesley, Lafayette College, Seton Hall University, State University of New York at New Paltz, Culinary Institute of America, Palo Alto College in San Antonio, Texas, and in high schools and middle schools throughout the country.. His books are translated into seven languages.. Recent and future speaking engagements:.. BookExpo America(the best book trade show in America with 500 other authors).. Sun Valley Writers Conference (Frank McCourt, the Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Cokie Roberts, Billy Collins and Doris Kearn Goodwin).. New Cannon Library.. Greenwich Library (with Claire Messud).. New York State Institute of Writers (Albany).. College of New Jersey (Diversity Month keynote speaker).. Wisconsin Book Festival.. Sidwell Friends School of Washington DC (Keynote speaker for China program).. Maret School of Washington DC( Keynote for to inaugurate the school s China program).. Schenecktady High School (State Art Grant speaker and memoir writing workshop).. University of Georgia at Kennesaw (06 convocation keynote speaker).. Houston Chronicle s Annual Fund Raising Dinner for teh inner city kids Reading Program (co-presenter included, Alex Kucynski of NY Times, Kathy Reichs, bestselling crime writer, and the Steve Wozniack, co-founder of  ...   honored to have.. New York Times.. best-selling author.. (.. ) in attendance as one of our esteemed readers at the second annual.. Arts Letters.. benefit at The New-York Historical Society.. He joined best selling author, Mr.. Gay Talese (.. The Bridge.. ) and National Book Award Finalist, Amy Bloom, (.. A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You.. ) and our 2001 honoree, Marcia Gay Harden, (Academy Award ® Winner, Pollock) as we honored world-renowned Soprano Renee Fleming – who has just released her new album, Bel Canto, and will perform this fall at the Metropolitan Opera in Il Pirato.. Laughter, applause and sighs littered the auditorium…His presence and performance was inspiring – as an event planner, and as a member of the audience – and I would encourage anyone considering.. Mr.. Chen.. as a feature at an event.. —Jennifer A.. Serena, Special Events YMCA of Greater New York, Arts Letters Benefit.. brings to life the China of his youth—he is an engaging, almost mesmerizing, speaker.. —Robert Martin, Vice President Dean of Graduate Studies, Bard College.. I taught middle school students for many years and have heard many presenters but never one who captivated them so completely.. —Sandra Wright, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Instruction, St.. You enchanted the students with your words, easy nature, and your flute.. —Taryn.. R.. Iorlano, Assistant Principal, Myers Corners Middle School.. He held our teachers riveted…At the close, this keynote speaker earned a standing ovation from our teachers, a notoriously difficult audience to impress.. These teachers called me the following morning to report “the most memorable Staff Development Day ever.. —Marie Bacigalupo, Director of Humanities, Queens High Schools Office..

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  • Title: Da Chen » Guestbook
    Descriptive info: Thank you for stopping by my website.. Feel free to leave a message, comments or questions you may have.. 397 comments to Guestbook.. Pages:.. [40].. 39.. 38.. 37.. 36.. 1.. Show All.. I used to be suggested this website via my cousin.. I m not positive whether or not this.. submit is written via him as nobody else know such distinctive about my problem.. You are wonderful! Thank you!.. by.. August 8th, 2014 at.. 4:25 am.. Highly energetic article,I liked that a lot.. Will there be a part 2?.. August 5th, 2014 at.. 6:47 pm.. Hello, everything is going perfectly here and.. ofcourse every one iis sharing facts, that s genuinely good, keep up writing.. 8:08 am.. Hi to every one, the contents existing at this web site are really awesome for people knowledge,.. well,  ...   with the world.. I pray that God will bless you and your family.. Hannah Majerus.. March 8th, 2014 at.. 12:54 am.. I really enjoyed reading Colours of the Mountain! My mom read it in her early thirties and passed it on to me.. I have read it since 3 years ago and still love it to this day! Your story inspires me so much! Thank you :) with love from Korea.. Jen.. February 1st, 2014 at.. 4:33 am.. It was a pleasure meeting you today! Hope your travels go smoothly!.. Sarah Crowder.. December 13th, 2013 at.. 8:15 pm.. Leave a Comment.. Name (required).. Mail (will not be published) (required).. Website.. XHTML:.. You can use these tags: a href= title= abbr title= acronym title= b blockquote cite= cite code del datetime= em i q cite= strike strong..

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