An Interview with Marti Leimbach

“When American writer Marti Leimbach’s fascination with female reporters taken captive during the Vietnam War became obsessive, she knew she had her next book in the making,” Reuters reports. Click here to read the full interview, which includes Leimbach’s advice to aspiring authors.

The book has been praised by Dr. Abraham Verghese, author of the national bestseller Cutting for Stone: “You might question the ambition of a contemporary novelist electing to set a story in the Vietnam War era, but after you find (as I did) that you simply cannot put down The Man from Saigon, you question no more. Leimbach’s mastery of place, of the scents, sounds, terrors and sorrows of that time reminded me as perhaps only a great novel can that that we are never done with a war even when it is long over, and that only wars and love endure.”

Visit Leimbach’s website and Facebook page, and read her essay on Amazon about writing the novel.