In 2012, I created this blog to allow anyone to comment or review my books, and, if necessary, to allow me to respond and provide additional insight into their historical background, or simply to explain why I wrote what I wrote.
In 2012 I self-published my first book, Village Teacher on Amazon. Since early 2018, I began working on a second book, The Siege of An Lộc. It is now completed and is available on Amazon.
My name is Nguyễn Trọng Hiền in Vietnamese. Living in the United States, I am known as Hien Nguyen, or Hien T. Nguyen. neihtn is the name of my email account on Yahoo mail. It is my Vietnamese first name (Hien) and initials, spelled backward. Why backward? One reason is to indicate that I now live on the opposite side of the world from where I was born and spent over two decades of my life.
Do I write for a living? No, writing is something that I have wanted to do for almost all my life, but I used to have a “regular” job. It took me almost four years to write Village Teacher at night and on weekends. I am now retired and intend to spend much of my time writing.
I am also an amateur photographer. I like to take pictures of birds, wildlife, flowers and landscapes. I now blog and post photos at least once a week. I hope you will enjoy my photos.
T. W. Dittmer said:
Wow, Hiền, such fabulous photos! They have me in awe of the wonders of Nature!