IT IS MY PLEASURE TODAY, TO WELCOME BERNARD FOONG HERE ON HIS BLOG STOP. I HOPE YOUR TOUR WILL BE VERY FRUITFUL, BERNARD! PLEASE, LET’S GIVE HIM OUR #RRBC WELCOME!
What kind of research went into the writing of The Truth Will Set You Free?
A lot of research went into the writing of the primary volumes of A Harem Boy’s Saga; a memoir by Young (a 5-book series). Each book took approximately one-and-half to two years to complete. Although The Truth Will Set You Free is a stand-alone chapter from A Harem Boy’s Saga – II – Unbridled; a memoir by Young, this incident happened almost forty-nine to fifty years ago. Since I cannot remember all the social, cultural and political situations of that period. My research helped me jolt my memory. Although I have many photographs taken during that period of my life and I do remember the jest of the conversations; the dialogues in the books are creative writing.
What criteria did I use when I selected the Cover for The Truth Will Set You Free?
Although I am an artist, designer, and photographer, I worked closely with a book cover designer to come up with an image that best represents the characters and the storyline.
…After a series of invigorating dances with the party twins, I was ready to call it a night, but under Dorothy’s insistence, I stayed. Nobody at the party knew of my sexual inclinations except me. During a slow dance, Dorothy leaned her head against my chest. Although this intimate way of dancing was not new to me, I had no intention of leading my friend on. I tried to keep a polite distance. Dot thought me shy and continued her aggressive approach. I had little choice but to go with the flow since she held me tight with no intention of letting me leave anytime soon. The moment arrived when her lips almost touched mine. She looked into my “eyes wide shut,” and expected romance to sparkle between us. I did not back away even though I did not feel the same as Dot. Since it was Valentine’s Day, I did not wish to upset her. I play-acted, as much as I could. In my mind, it was the correct thing to do. After all, I will be back to London in a week and would not be seeing my Malaysian friends for another year. To me, this was merely a moment in time to make my female friend feel good about herself.
Author Bio: Young alias Bernard Foong is, first and foremost, a sensitivist. He finds nuance in everything. To experience the world he inhabits is an adventure which is mystical, childlike and refreshing. He has a rare ability to create beauty in a unique fashion. His palettes have been material, paint, words and human experiences.
By Christine Maynard (screenwriter and novelist).
Foong just published A Harem Boy’s Saga – V – Metanoia; a memoir by Young – the final volume of his autobiographic five-book series of Mr. Foong’s young life:
A Harem Boy’s Saga: A Memoir by Young.
This provocative story spanning 4 decades and 3 continents is about a boy who was sent to a very exclusive English boarding school in the 1960s where he was initiated into a clandestine sexual society and then spirited away to serve in wealthy and elite Middle Eastern harems .”
Ranked Internationally Best-Selling Author on amazon.com
A Harem Boy’s Saga – Book I – Initiation (a memoir by Young)
A Harem Boy’s Saga – Book II – Unbridled (sequel)
A Harem Boy’s Saga – Book III – Debauchery (3rd volume in the series))
A Harem Boy’s Saga – Book IV – Turpitude (4th volume in the series)
A Harem Boy’s Saga series is published by Solstice Publishing and is available in print and E-books internationally.
A Harem Boy’s Saga(series) – Film Option Agreement signed with a U.K. Film Production Company.
Book I – Initiation is currently in film production.