Don’t like that Kdrama ending? Write your own!! No … seriously, Lee Evie was so frustrated by one of the side character storylines in the 2013 Kdrama GU FAMILY BOOK that she literally wrote a whole book to rectify it!! Join Lee Evie today as she celebrates the publishing of her Kdrama inspired novel PROMISE SEASON, about a young gisaeng slave girl who is forced to become a spy for a shady political conspiracy during Korea’s Joseon dynasty. This novel was very directly inspired by GU FAMILY BOOK, and Lee Evie also discusses the aspects of this Korean drama she loved and hated, and the history behind the national Korean hero, Lee Soon-Shin (also written as Yi Sun-Sin), who appears in this drama. … More Kdrama Podcast: Korean Drama inspired Fiction with GU FAMILY BOOK and Lee Evie's novel PROMISE SEASON
BOOK COVER REVEAL for the novel Promise Season, a dark and romantic historical fiction novel set in old Korea. … More BOOK COVER REVEAL: Promise Season – a dark and romantic tale of old Korea.
Put on a dress and pretend to be a woman (and look pretty damn good while doing it) because today Lee Evie is discussing the utterly charming and delightful 2019 Kdrama THE TALE OF NOKDU. This Joseon set rom-com sageuk stars the always gorgeous Kim So-Hyun and features an absolute breakout performance by actor Jang Dong-Yoon. It has loads of romance, comedy and thrilling action, and Lee Evie reckons it is one of the best Korean dramas of 2019! … More Kdrama Podcast: Falling in love with THE TALE OF NOKDU
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Discover you are in fact not real, and actually just the product of a writer’s imagination, and then proceed to live your best and most romantic life anyway! You go girl, Dan-Oh, the heroine of my heart! Come discuss the zingy, funny, sweet (and surprisingly clever) 2019 youth romance Korean drama EXTRAORDINARY YOU, where the boys are tall, the girls are dying from inexplicable comic illnesses, and you could literally disappear at any moment. This kdrama is Lee Evie’s idea of a good time, hitting all the sweet spots. SPOILER ALERT: She loved it! … More Kdrama Podcast: EXTRAORDINARY YOU overview
If you sign up for my newsletter, you will get a little monthly update sent directly to your inbox. After that month is over, I’ll be popping my monthly updates onto my blog (with slightly less content than the newsletter), for everyone to see. So if you do enjoy what you read in my little author diary entries here, please feel free to sign up to my newsletter to get this content sent directly to you a whole month earlier. I will also be running some exclusive fiction giveaways via my newsletter for that audience only, so if that is interesting to you, please make sure to sign up! 🙂 … More Lee Evie’s Author Diary: October 2019
WHITE CHRISTMAS is one twisty and hauntingly dark Korean drama (2011), with a plotline that turns everything on its head the very second you start thinking you understand what’s going on. It is a little scary and even disturbing at times, and I can’t recommend it enough. … More KOREAN DRAMA REVIEW: White Christmas
Impersonate your identical twin sister and then realise the boy you are falling in love with is already in love with you, but only because he thinks you are your sister (pheww …. that’s complicated folks!!!!!), because today Lee Evie is talking about the very excellent and angsty 2015 youth melodrama WHO ARE YOU: SCHOOL 2015, which stars the gorgeous Kim So-Hyun, Nam Joo-Hyuk and Yook Sung-Jae. This was the sixth instalment in the very popular ‘School’ Kdrama series and is one of Lee Evie’s favourite Korean dramas of all time, probably only because she boarded the correct ship in the love triangle. Listen as she discusses her ten reasons to adore this drama, the power of a love triangle done right, and Kim So-Hyun’s utter perfection. … More Kdrama Podcast: Ten reasons to love WHO ARE YOU: SCHOOL 2015!
Browsing book shops in Beijing. … More TRAVEL DIARY: Books in Beijing
Get kidnapped and forced to become the King of Joseon, only to discover the dude you hired to look after your woman back home is secretly kissing her while you are busy running the country! Today Lee Evie is discussing the upsides and the downsides of love triangles in the 2019 Kdrama FLOWER CREW: JOSEON MARRIAGE AGENCY, starring Kim Min-Jae. This Korean drama was both more and less romantic than Lee Evie expected, so join her for a discussion to discover what the hell she means by that! … More Kdrama Podcast: FLOWER CREW: JOSEON MARRIAGE AGENCY overview