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writer : audrey.bastian@gmail.com
AA Bastian
Washington, DC
240-281-1990
http://aabastian.com
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AABastianWrites
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Mormon missionaries went to Asia in the 1850s. Their journals escaped censorship by British administrators in Burma. And one man, Luddington, may be linked to the biggest mystery in Thai-British relations.

In August of 2017 The University of Cambridge summer intensive writing program chose one of her essays to showcase their creative non-fiction from among hundreds of essays from all genres for an honorary reading at their closing session. The Journal of Burmese Studies published her article, "The Other Bayonet: A New Source to Frame the Second Anglo-Burmese War" in June 2017. In 2006 she won an honorable mention in the Writer’s Digest 75th Annual Writing Competition for a memoir entitled, “Japanese Carp”.

She has lived in various countries in Asia and the Middle East for a total of eight and a half years. Her writing centers around Asia and the Middle East. She received her master’s degree from the University of Reading in England in International Law and World Order and her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in History with a minor in Arabic.

She resides in the Washington, DC metro area contributing to the Washington Independent Review of Books and has coordinated a pitch fest with agents for their 2017 annual writers conference.



This writer is looking for an agent
SKILLS
Writing, Research
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Biography, History
TRADE REFERENCES
Kenneth Davies, editor.

I've hired Ken Davies to edit my current project, Luddington. When we believe it is ready for submission, we will send it out to agents.

MOST RECENT PROJECTS
"The Other Bayonet: A New Source to Frame the Second Anglo-Burmese War" published in The Journal of Burmese Studies, June 2017
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
Luddington. A creative non-fiction project following the previously unknown journal of Elam Luddington through Asia and the unsigned letter that facilitated the treaty between Siam and Britain.

I started this project in the Fall of 2012.

PROJECTS ON OFFER/ PROPOSALS AVAILABLE
Luddington: A Connecticut man falls in with the Mormons and ends up rewriting Asian colonial history of the 1850s.
SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
Honors:
Honorary Reading: A historical scene from a ship using journals and modern scientific knowledge, Cambridge University Summer Writing Program, Aug 2017
Top 3 Most Popular Posts: "Meet the Press: Hoopoe Specializes in Stories from the Middle East and Africa", Washington Independent Review of Books, May 2016
Honorable Mention: "Japanese Carp: A Memoir" 2006

Non-Writing Jobs:
Sign Language Interpreter 2003-Current (Full time, 2003-2005; Part time, 2005-2010; Full time 2010-Current)
Full time High School Sign Language and Arabic teacher 2005-2010

Publishing Credits:

“The Other Bayonet: A New Source to Frame the Second Anglo-Burmese War”, The Journal of Burmese Studies, scheduled Jun 2017

“Review: White Fly”, Washington Independent Review of Books, Dec 2016

“Review: A Rare Blue Bird Flies With Me”, Washington Independent Review of Books, Nov 2016

“Feature: City of Writes”, Washington Independent Review of Books, Oct 2016

“Review: The Televangelist”, Washington Independent Review of Books, Sep 2016

“Review: The Castaway’s War”, Washington Independent Review of Books, Aug 2016

“Meet the Press: May 2016 Hoopoe specializes in stories from the Middle East and North Africa”, Washington Independent Review of Books, May 2016

“Mormon Man Creates Controversy”, By Common Consent September 2014

“Baggage on the Hooghly: Race, Asia, and the Mormons”, July 2014

“The Broken History”, LDS Phrontistery July 2013

“From Siamese Prison to Mormon Memory”, Juvenile Instructor June 2013

“Double Facebook Profile: Egyptian Women Online”, Eurasia Review April 2011

“Japanese Carp”, Honorable Mention in the Memoirs/Personal Essay category of the Writer’s Digest 75th Annual Writing Competition November 2006

“Voicing Iron Chef”, Signatures, Vol. 10 Num 2 December 2005

“Professionals Look to the Future of NIC in Utah”, Signatures, Vol. 10, Num 1 March 2005

Languages:
Mandarin, Arabic, American Sign Language