To my American friends

To who celebrate this holiday with family and friends.

thank you_thanksgiving


Get Me To ICFA 2018

I have started crowdfunding for ICFA 2018.

It has always been my dream to attend ICFA, a professional conference by International Association For The Fantastic In The Arts, held annually in Orlando, Florida. Your donations will help me in terms of air fare, accommodation and expenses. As a Singaporean science fiction writer, this is a fantastic way to know more about the international field.

At ICFA, I get to meet fellow writers, editors and academics all passionate about science fiction, fantasy and the fantastic in the arts. I also get the opportunity to read my stories at readings and panels. Likewise, this is an awesome time to interact with writers and friends in the industry.

What I do as a Singaporean science fiction writer: I write science fiction and fantasy. I started writing professionally in 2007, published my first short story inspired by Asian steampunk in 2010, and spearheaded Singapore’s first Singapore-centric urban fantasy novels with Chinese werewolves in 2011. To date, I have written a space opera trilogy with werewolf clans as well as a novella that looks at war and identity. Likewise, I have written YA novels and stories. My picturebook, Dragon Dancer, will be launched in the United States of America in 2018.

The Heart of the Matter: Food

I talk about food and how we write food into our stories in this delicious essay. I got hungry looking at the pictures!

Eligible works (2017)

I am still grieving. The pain will never go away. Life still has to go on. In the outside world, it’s awards nomination season. I have some eligible work.

  1. Water Into Wine, Annorlunda. (novella)
  2. Starfang: Rise of the Clan, Fox Spirit. (novella)
  3. Skyscarves/Aurora, Glittership, Spring (April). (poem)
  4. Qi Xi, Uncanny Magazine, July 4th. (poem)
  5. Decision, When The Stars Rise, Laksa Media. (short story)

Good bye, Meow

I am so sorry. 😦



Worldbuilding essay 1 is now on Patreon.


(Source: Pixabay. Alaskan landscape)

Ever wondered about worldbuilding? Every writer has their own style, their own theories. In the Heart of the Matter, a series about worldbuilding, I talk about the landscape where its physicality affects other things in worldbuilding. Plus a tiny exercise you can try. 🙂

When vet fees attack

My old boy cat has a haetoma that is growing larger and larger. Last night, it ruptured. We have to get him to the vet as soon as possible. I have to shoulder the brunt of paying the fees. Go figure. Person who’s not holding a steady job and getting a regular paycheck… paying the expensive vet fees.

So, if you can help.




Water Into Wine:

The Jan Xu books:

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