Tell us about yourself and what inspired you to start writing.
Four years ago, after I closed my fashion boutique in Honolulu, I decided it was time to document my positive adolescent life experiences that I’ve kept under wraps for close to 40 years. That’s when A Harem Boy’s Saga; a memoir by Young (my pen-name) series was born.
An inner calling told me to document my unique education and now, is the correct moment to tell my story.
* Other factors that influenced me to write A Harem Boy’s Saga; a memoir by Young (my pen-name), a seven book series are – through my autobiography I hope to:
· Provide Tolerance to Sissy Boys by educating parents/peers and the community to love and respect effeminate boys.
Anderson Cooper 360 documentary on the devastating treatment of effeminate boys influence me to tell my story.
· Avoid Bullying through Big Brother/Big Sister volunteer programs in schools or outside the school system. Older students can act as mentors to younger students. Much like the experience I went through in my unique education.
· Tolerance to Gay Adolescent – to improve parents/child/siblings relationship issues.
Support/mentorship program/programs to all parties involved, to foster understanding and acceptance of Gay teenagers.
· Provide an Alternative Educational System:
Fostering understanding Big-Brother/Big-Sister adolescent mentorship programs in schools, BB/BS as protectors to keep younger kids from being bullied.
• Provide Human Relationship Building Programs;
Between parents/teachers and young students on sexual topics/issues, especially when an adolescent is discovering their sexuality. They can be guided on a healthy and honest sexual journey instead of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” – hide it in the closet policy.
3. When and why did you decide to become a writer?
• First and foremost: to document my unique and controversial (to many) adolescent educational experiences. To be educated in at the Art of Sensuality and Sexuality at a young age.
• Secondly: to tell my positively enlightening experiences spend in six different Middle Eastern extremely elite/wealthy male harems/households and my induction into an illuminating sexual secret society (I called E.R.O.S. – Enlightened Royal Oracle Society in my books).
• Thirdly: on the contrary to what mainstream society thinks of harem life, I like to make clear that not all harem recruits are slaves (sold into slavery), abused or treated badly. My harem experiences and sexual education are completely the opposite. I was treated with love, respect and most importantly, I did not do perform any sexual services against my will.
Tell us about your books.
This provocative memoir series are about a young man who was initiated into a clandestine sexual society. He was spirited to the Middle East, from his UK boarding school. He attended the Bahriji School (Oasis,) in The United Arab Emirates in preparation for serving in Harems for the wealthy and elite.
It is also a love story between the young man and his ‘Valet’ who served as his chaperone and mentor during the boy’s Harem service.
I had a privileged and unique upbringing in Malaysia, where I was known as a “sissy boy.” Following in my brothers’ footsteps, I was sent to an exclusive boarding school in England. It is there that I was inducted into a clandestine organization, E.R.O.S. The Enlightened Royal Oracle Society. For four years, unbeknownst to my family, I was willingly and happily part of a Harem.
My story has been kept under wraps for close to 45 years. The correct moment has arrived for me to make known my unique education.
How did you go about getting published?
My literary agent found Solstice Publishing (my current publisher).
What is your writing process? Do you have a time, day or place you like to write?
I prefer writing during the day – preferably mornings before lunch.
I have my writing desk and am on the computer almost all the time.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing? Full-time job, pets, hobbies?
I love to dance. I take Zumba, Barre, U-jam and Hot Hula classes five to six days a week. I travel and keep up with current news and events.
Any advice for authors about book covers?
Have a superb book cover. Readers do judge a book by its cover. 🙂
Any marketing tips you’d like to share with other authors?
Tweet and do social media as much as you can. It does pay off.
What’s your favorite book?
Anne Rice writing under A. N. Roquelaure – • The Erotic Trilogy of Sleeping Beauty. Unfortunately the 4th book in the series, the author had lost her lustre.
What are you reading now?
A Harem Boy’s Saga – book IV – Turpitude; a memoir by Young (in manuscript format) 🙂
What’s your next book project?
I’m halfway through writing A Harem Boy’s Saga – book IV – Turpitude; a memoir by Young. The series consist of five to seven books. This autobiographical series are detail accounts of four years in my teenage life.
My agent is also scouting for an appropriate film/TV producer/production company for A Harem Boy’s Saga series to be made into movies and/or TV mini series.