I think so. Real life experiences are very important to a writer.
I immigrate to the United States when I was 17 years old. My mother’s two unhappy marriages force me to mature quickly.
To support my mother, who is a cancer survivor, and has diabetes, heart disease etc., I cast aside my dream of becoming a film maker, go to a community college instead, and major in accounting. That way I can find a job fast. In my free time, I start writing novel, my way of escaping the harsh reality. Inspired by the tale of the Lord of the Rings, I create a Fantasy Adventure of my own “The Promise”.
A hostile takeover causes me to lose my job of 11 years. As the victim of office politics, I feel helpless and despair. The tough situation cautions me to reevaluate my life, and my future. My passion is writing. I decide to take the biggest risk of my life, and become a full-time novelist. I aim at generating a new trend, not following an existing path. With that idea in mind, I construct and complete my second novel “Hidden Scent”, a mystery suspense novel with a touch of paranormal.
At the end of year 2011, my ex-stepfather conspires with his employee, local officials, insurance company, bank, influential lawyers and judges, fabricates a real property deal and successfully evicts my mother and me out of our home of 18 years. To my great disappointment, I see criminal judge openly protect unlicensed lawyer. The presiding judge, without considering the evidence, rules in favor of the fake landlord. The government investigating agency does nothing but waiting for the judges to silence the victims. The lawyers, with political ties, lie thru their teeth to cover up the misdeeds of their colleagues. Sadly, my encounter is not an isolated one. It has become a common practice among unethical lawyers and judges thru out the United States. Every day, tens of thousands litigants across the country suffer the same injustice. People complaint, but nothing is done to correct the problem. I detail my incredible journey of the past 2 years in a novel, “The Price of a Lie”. This unique underdog story exposes dark courtroom secrets legal professionals don’t want the public to know. Apart from a typical victim, the heroine in this tale is witty, brave and resourceful. In a dire situation, she does not give in to despair, instead, uses strategy and knowledge to overcome the obstacles, and eventually reverses her own destiny.