Hey cHEwY gum gums

It’s Christmas Eve Eve and I’m ready to relax, spend time with loved ones, read some books that have been collecting dust and also play some games (watch out Halo 5 and Xenoblade X) over the Christmas and New Years period. I’ve had an awesome time away in South East Asia, visiting Vietnam, Cambodia and good old Thailand (for the 13th time haha) to visit family for a cousin’s wedding. Cambodia was a surprising experience, I had fun exploring the temples around Angkor Wat and learning more about the country’s troubled past in Phnom Penh. I visited both the killing fields memorial and genocide muesum, absorbing all the pictures, words and surroundings. It is hard to believe that this only happened 40 years ago.

With this in mind, I went home to tackle the editing work for the Other Christy. Christy’s grandpa also goes through the war in Cambodia, and I had a better understanding of how to flesh out his past a little more. I was a little hesitate at first, but after visiting Cambodia, I don’t think it can be ignored. So I’ve expanded a little on Grandpa and his relationship with Christy. With all the heavy work done and dusted, I’m now looking forward to seeing the book out in May. In the meantime, I’m still working through a raw draft of Super Con-nerd, can’t wait to show off this nerdy sequel too!

See you all in 2016, there’s so much to look forward to, not just my book, but also Independence Day 2, the new Nintendo console and binge-watching the Olympics in Rio. Catch ya on the flip side!


About the author

I'm an author, stand-up comedian and teacher. My books include Thai-riffic!, Con-nerd, Punchlines and The Other Christy. I'm a massive Nintendo fan and love eating burgers. Follow me on Twitter or Instagram @oliverwinfree

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