Xiao Xiao (master post)

Xiao Xiao master post, please bookmark this.

A Wolf's Tale

Note: I will write chapters as and when – I started teaching. So brain matter will go to lesson preparations and school stuff!

Chapter One.

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

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Towards a sustainable future: Thoughts on writing Rider and pictures.

More background stuff and inspiration for the Rider Trilogy.

A Wolf's Tale

I visited the Gardens By The Bay yesterday and the experience took my breath away. Visiting the Cloud Forest and the Flower Domes reinforced why I am writing the Rider trilogy.

The tale started with a brain-flash and grew into a SFF tale set on a desert planet, with a girl who yearns to be a Rider. The desert world is hostile and the colonists struggle to survive on the planet. The Agri-seer Corps signify the management of the planet’s resources, most importantly conserving Earth species and adapting to new ones. I have often imagined how the Agri-seer Corps City would look like and yesterday’s trip crystallized it:

This was what greeted me when I entered the Cloud Forest. A thundering waterfall. The mist of water caressed my face and I went: “This is what the Agri-seer Corps City looks like!”

The Flower Dome stunned me further:

The experience refreshed…

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We See A Different Frontier on Smashwords

We See A Different Frontier is awesome. Go read it!

A Wolf's Tale

WSaDF! Diversity in SFF! Postcolonial SFF!

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Xiao Xiao, first three chapters:

XiaoXiao

Enjoy! I loved writing this. It will probably evolve and change, when I have time to write.

Xiao Xiao (master post)

Note: I will write chapters as and when – I started teaching. So brain matter will go to lesson preparations and school stuff!

Chapter One.

Chapter Two.

Chapter Three.

Chapter Four.

Chapter Five.

Chapter Six.

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight – Interlude

Chapter Nine

Chapter Ten

Chapter Eleven

Chapter Twelve

Chapter Thirteen

Chapter Fourteen

Chapter Fifteen

Chapter Sixteen

Chapter Seventeen

Chapter Eighteen

Chapter Nineteen

Chapter Twenty

Chapter Twenty-One

Chapter Twenty-Two

Chapter Twenty-Three

Chapter Twenty-Four

Chapter Twenty-Five

Chapter Twenty-Six

Chapter Twenty-Seven

Chapter Twenty-Eight: http://www.wattpad.com/68579140-xiao-xiao-chapter-one-chapter-twenty-eight

Listening To My Ancestors

Where I talked about my great grandparents and their influence in my writing.

The Skiffy and Fanty Show

Author’s note: This blog post will be a little bit different from the usual SFF in SEA variant.

Recently, I was rocked by a wonderful and startling revelation from my dad about his grandmother. My great grandmother was a herbalist and a travelling physician. From his tone, I could tell my dad admired her. She had “ben shi”, ability, talent. She could do stuff.

Yet, my grandmother, my great grandmother’s daughter, wasn’t that forthcoming. She let out her stories in weak spools. She didn’t talk about things that made her sad. According to my dad, she quarreled with her mother who forbade her to leave for Nanyang (the Chinese term for Southeast Asia). My grandmother left for Singapore soon after that. Imagine the wounds still unhealed, the words left unsaid, unvoiced. My grandmother passed away last year.

My paternal grandparents came from Hui’ An, Fujian. Isolated from the mainland, Hui’ An…

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Fox Spirit Books

A shout out to Fox Spirit Books, my publisher for the Jan Xu books and also awesome genre books!

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