(Fullerton, Calif.) - When Bill Andrews sat down to write his best-selling novel about the life of a “comfort woman” from World War II, he had no idea what kind of firestorm would result.
The author of DAUGHTERS OF THE DRAGON – A Comfort Woman’s Story (MADhouse Press 2014), has been verbally attacked and harassed online by emerging Japanese Nationalists who deny both the Rape of Nanking and the use of Korean Women as “comfort women” or sex slaves in WWII.
Andrews has a lot in common with the men and women behind the “comfort woman” statue in Glendale, Calif. They too have been harrased and threatened. The statue in Glendale is an exact replica of the one in Seoul, South Korea, that sits across from the Japanese embassy there.
On Sun., Jan. 18, 2015, Andrews will lead a discussion and sign books in the Osborne Room at the Fullerton Public Library, located at 353 W. Commonwealth Avenue in Fullerton, Calif. The event begins at 3 p.m. Fullerton Mayor Greg Sebourn and U.S. House Representative Ed Royce (39th district of California) will be there, as will heads of Korean American groups and Anti-human Trafficking organizations. A second event is planned for the evening of Thurs., Jan. 22, 2015, at a location to be determined in Los Angeles.
DAUGHTERS OF THE DRAGON is the fictional life story of Ja-hee, who at age 14 was taken from her home and forced to be a sex slave for the Japanese Imperial Army during WWII. The story follows her throughout her life and exposes how she struggles to cope with her horrible ordeal. It has been the #1 bestselling book of historical fiction about Japan on Amazon since late last year.
About Bill Andrews
Bill Andrews has a personal connection to Korea – his only child, who arrived from the Land of the Morning Calm as a cheerful, smart four-month-old.
For over 30 years, Bill was a copywriter and a marketing/brand executive with several Fortune 500 companies. At night and on weekends Bill wrote fiction. Bill’s first novel titled The Essential Truth (out later in 2014 from MADhouse Press) won first place in the Mayhaven Contest for unpublished fiction.
Today, Bill is retired and focused on his writing. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, an inner-city public school teacher for 32 years.
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