Dragon Sisters!

It’s 1st October. Children’s Day in Singapore… and it’s the launch of Dragon Sisters.

Dragon Sisters (Print)

Dragon Sisters (Gumroad/mobi)

Dragon Sisters (Kindle)

dragon sisters

WATER INTO WINE is released into the wild!

Water Into Wine main page

Amazon (Kindle)


Gumroad (Psst, buy it now on the 27th September and proceeds go to Puerto Rico aid!)




One of those days.

When I feel small and tired and irritated. That I am a general failure.


If you are curious about Chinese diaspora sff.




I have done it. Paid and bought the remainder. It’s… a release, but the tears are coming. It’s an emotional punch in the gut.

A painful decision

Yes, I made the decision to buy the remainder of my YA SFF (Rider and Speaker) books as they are not selling. Sales have been bad. The books have not been moving just as quickly as I’d though. Not sure whether it’s due to marketing or that Singapore’s indeed a small market – but I think it’s time to take them off the shelves.They have languished long enough. :/

That the remainder cost approx. 800 SGD… well, will be a strain on my pockets, but I pray the pain is worth it.

The moment when the light bulb lights up…

Working on my mss and using the story charting technique with a trusty Excel file… and suddenly, the light bulb lights up in my head.


Where I talk about food as a common motif…

Book Bites: A Common Motif With Joyce Chng

Food is a common motif in all my stories, from my YA fiction to my general/adult stories. For me, growing up Chinese, food is the glue that knits the family together and many festivals are food-based. The family gathers around the table on Lunar New Year’s Eve, a symbol of family reunion, and the food on the table symbolize a smooth and prosperous year as well as happy relationships at home. My mom would show her love by cooking me food. She isn’t the most demonstrative of moms when it comes to showing her affection, but her love comes through in the soups and dishes she makes. Food is not just physically nourishing, but it’s also emotionally and psychologically sustaining. It feeds the body, the family, and to a larger extent, the community. Enjoying food, even a simple offer of hot jasmine tea, affirms the bonds between friends, lovers and family.

SEA Quest: A SG Writer’s Thoughts about ASEAN Lit

Where I wrote about ASEAN lit… and SEA Quest. 😀

The Skiffy and Fanty Show

SFF in ASEAN Writing

Who am I?

I write science fiction (mostly) and YA.  And things in between.

What draws me to science fiction and YA?

I like the genre. Science fiction is a genre. YA is the target audience, not a genre. I like science fiction because you can imagine worlds. You can write about werewolves in space and fantastic space battles. It’s basically what-ifs and futures and what kind of futures you want to see. Science fiction is visionary; it opens eyes and broadens horizons. It makes you think. It makes you travel through space and time. It has enormous potential for change.

YA? I teach and I like teaching. My students happen to fall within this category. It talks about an interesting and not-so-easy time: the teenage years.

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Feeling small, going big

One of these mornings when I actually feel small. And it will be a busy Friday. So, I have to go big… no matter what.


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