Dear Future Self,

You are successful now.

I bet you’re sitting on the rooftop of your upscale three-story townhouse overlooking the ocean. In your hand is probably a spicy cucumber drink made with Hendricks Gin that you made yourself because no one else makes it to your liking. In front…

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Here’s what others had to say about Blue Sun, Yellow Sky:

“A touching exploration of identity and reinvention painted with gentle yet precise brushstrokes.” Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

“Blue Sun,
Yellow Sky delivers a glimpse into the artistic process, a stunning globe-trotting journey, and the intimate portrait of mending a heart broken by life itself.”

Where coffee meets family.

Cynthia woke up at four in the morning to prepare. She had meticulously picked out four outfits the night before: casual, casually upscale, winter blasé, and winter chic. She needed something that said, I know we’ve only just met, but I want you in my life…

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted about travel. Life — as it happens — got in the way. But I finally got my wings back and I feel enriched in a way that I haven’t in some time. In my twenties, I launched into travel after heartbreak and in…

Iceland is a paradise unlike anywhere else. An island in the Arctic Circle, it’s a haven of colorful architecture, kind-hearted locals, and otherworldly landscapes.

Make your way to Reykjavik and get your walking shoes on. …

There’s nothing like receiving your first proof, but unless you want it collecting dust on your bookshelf you need to get moving on marketing.

Switching gears from writing to marketing was quite possibly the most excruciating brain shift I’ve had to endure. That being said, I’ve learned a lot! So I thought I’d share my experiences to help anyone who is considering self-publishing. …

Everything comes from nothing and the darkness is the nothing that manifests everything in our minds.

Since my arrival in Houston a few months back, and my subsequent leap into the art community, (because well, when you don’t have a job, you hang out in museums), I had been asked in passing if I’d ever been to the Rothko Chapel. …

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Two days is definitely not enough time to spend in Austin if you want to see it all (esp. if you go on Halloween weekend) but it is a city to be reckoned with. My first night I actually stayed in Milano, TX, which is about an hour and a…

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I spend a lot of time in my own head, and occasionally I need a break. This past Thursday was one of those days. …

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Coffee & Conversation

My friend Anh said to me once, “Jamie, how do you always meet these crazy characters at Starbucks?” Honestly, I have no idea. I usually sit in a corner with headphones in, but I often gaze off into the distance lost in thought so perhaps people think…

Jamie Hoang

Author. Thinker. Explorer. Lover of Tea.

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