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Remmy Duchene - BTSe Mag article

When I first wrote a story about a Japanese ex-Marine falling for an African American businessman, it was rejected by the first publisher I sent it to. Not because it was a horrible story, they loved the story. They just didn’t think a Japanese man would ever fall for an African American because apparently the Japanese see African Americans as “dirty.” To say I was mortified would be an understatement but I was more disappointed than anything else. I mean, I could not understand why they didn’t love my cultural blend as much as I did.

Remmy Duchene - USA Today feature

Three books on my keeper shelf:

• Autumn Lover by Elizabeth Lowell. This was the first romance novel given to me by a friend after I moved to Canada and I absolutely got lost within the pages. It was a remarkable read.

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