Full name: Asjarin Leonowens
Birth Date: 10/27/1947
Birth Place: Bangkok, Thailand
Pen Name: PinPatana, Asjarin Patanangkura
Genre: History, Fantasy, Dream Diary
No. of Book Written: 2
Your Website: www.asjarinleonowens.com
- I was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. After I graduated Bachelor of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, in 1970. I came to USA for Master Degree at UCLA, graduated M.A. in Environmental Design in 1973.
- I worked in the Architectural field in many companies. I went to teach Architecture at University of Chiangmai, 1996-1997. I took my two sons with me. They had a chance to learn Thai language and life stiles.
- I came back to USA to be with my husband. We were retried now.
Notable Characters Created
+ Mom Pun
She was presented to the Chulalongkorn King, Chakri Dynasty Rama the Fifth. The King passed her to his half brother, Prince Chaiya who was in needed of a baby sitter. After about a year and a half later, Prince Chaiya raped her and she was pregnant. Nobody knew that she was with the Prince Chaiya. Mom-Yai was the head wife whip rashed Pun. Prince Damrong who was Prince Chaiya’s half brother bought Pun from the whipping. He was sorry for her. He did not know that he fell in love with the slave girl. He tried to help her in every way he could.
+ Prince Chaiya
He was one of the sons of Lady Thaing, King Mongkut’s head wife. Prince Chaiya worked as the head of the King’s bodyguard department. He worked odd hours. That was why nobody knew that he took Pun as his wife. He told his house whole that she was indeed one of his wife when she was seven month pregnant. She wanted to start a school for the children in Wang-lang. On the delivery day, Prince Chaiya threw the baby girl twin to Prince Damrong. He caught it like a rugby ball. He knew then that she was his sister-in-law. Prince Chaiya was never know the motives of Prince Damrong.
+ Prince Damrong
He was a son of Lady Chum, Lady Thaing’s sister. So he was very closed with Prince Chaiya liked brothers. He came to Wang-Lang on the day that Mom-Yai whip-rashed Pun. Prince Damrong bought the slave girl from whipping. He did not know that he was in love with Pun. Until the delivery day, Pun had twin girl and boy. When Prince Chaiya threw the girl at him. Prince Damrong got heartache. He tried to help Mom-Pun every which way he could. He help finding the clothing for the U-Drearn ceremony, when Mom-Pun revealed that she was one of the princess. He did not believe her. She was dislike him more. Mom-Yai, the head wife, tried selling another slave who was very close to Mom-Pun. Pun ran away to Wang-tha-pra. Prince Damrong helped to talk to her for his brother and told her that she could use his palace as another asylum. Mom-Pun did not accept his invitation. She said that he could love her as a sister or a good friend. That was making him ached more.