More About the Author
I have two passions...writing and traveling. What fun it is to combine the two! In my middle reader, "The Journey to Mei," I wrote about a family who decides to adopt a child from China. Because I actually spent several weeks in China and even visited an orphanage, I was able to use what I experienced in my storytelling. This story was written for the families who have adopted internationally. Sooner or later, questions will be asked and this sensitive novel will deal with many of them. Actually, with so many adopted Asian children integrated in our society, this book should be read by all children to help foster an understanding and acceptance.
My second book,"Ride the Wave," is for Young Adults and is actually a sequel to the first. The story picks up about five years after the first ended. Here we have the Kilpatrick family preparing to move to Cape Town, South Africa. Again, my travels to South Africa help fused the sights, sounds, and experiences I had into my storyline. Having been an educator for over 30 years, it is my goal to not only entertain our young readers but also stimulate a curiosity of the world that is only a plane ride away.
My third novel takes off on a different path as it's written for adults or older teens. It was during a month's stay in Vietnam and Cambodia that inspired me to write,"The Orchid Bracelet." An American journalist, Allison Wagner, sets off for Vietnam to gather information on the progress made in that country since the end of the war in 1975. While at a restaurant in the Mekong Delta, Allison has a premonition of the possible fate of a young teen she meets. Although the story is fiction, it is based on reality, and raises the awareness of human trafficking.
The Orchid Bracelet...2012 Finalist in the General Fiction category of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
The Orchid Bracelet...2012 Finalist in the multi-cultural category of the ForeWord Book Awards
But it doesn't stop there, folks. In 2012,while trekking through the Annapurna Valley in Nepal, I realized what I was experiencing--the scenery, the people, the diverse culture--had to be the ingredients for my next novel. I returned home with pages of notes. After seven months of research, writing and editing..."The Poison Ring" made its appearance. If you go to Facebook and find the site 'Freddie Remza's Saga of the Birth of a Novel', you will see how that journey progressed from start to finish. I'm proud of how that story turned out and invite you to check out my latest efforts. Until later...