Summer days

It’s hot and sunny in Singapore. I re-arranged the garden and it looks heaps better now. We are edging towards the end of July. I am proud that I have at least completed two pieces of contract (rpg) work and signed a contract for a reprint. August sounds promising, like the golden sunlight in my garden. Not sure how long it will last… but I am going to enjoy it.


How would be in store for August?

I forsee edits. Perhaps that elusive Heart of the Matter essay I keep saying I would write. Stay tuned too for more Mice. August is also Ghost Month/Hungry Ghost Festival… But after it, Mid-Autumn Festival arrives with its pretty lanterns and delicious mooncakes.

Have a lovely summer.

It’s another (anthology) launch!


My cyberpunkish story “Stars Bright As Light” is with awesome people in this cool Asian science fiction anthology.  Check it out!

Buy link(s) for werewolves in space

Buy link(s) for Claw of the Clan. The third book will be out soon!

EDIT: Paperback buy link for Claw of the Clan.

Also, happy book birthday!



Working on something…



We made it!

It’s Friday the 13th, but it’s also the weekend. Phew!

Here’s a red hibiscus to celebrate!


Over at Patreon

I talked about Singaporean werewolves.

My knitting bag with Mid-Autumn Mice art!



Why I Almost Deleted My Patreon

Confession thread: I almost deleted my Patreon account. It felt like a disservice to my supporters and Patrons who numbered less than 40 that I wasn’t producing good stuff.

My Patreon account was set up to supplement my writing (and later, illustrating Mice). When I left full-time teaching (but we call adjunct teaching here), I never expected to use Patreon as a main source of income.

I had mulled over it for a while. If I depended on Patreon as my main source of income (not counting the royalties and payment I get as a writer), I would not even survive a MONTH.

The monthly earnings themselves would not pay for my daily expenses and medical fees. They would even not be enough to pay for my kids’, the house and groceries

The irony is that I am now a full-time writer/creator – and I have to thank my family for their support. The spouse says that we can manage – even though I keep telling him I want to get back to full-time work because it gives me a salary!

I feel bad because my Patreon monthly payout isn’t enough to pay for myself and for my family. I want to contribute to the family *and* feed myself too. Is it too much to ask?

I am already saving up and not spending as much. Prior experiences with crowdfunding were all let-downs. Hence: the frequent thought of deleting my Patreon account and just get back to work. My projects can wait, I can write at night (again), and my books can wait.

However, I thought about it. It would be a disservice to my supporters (and) myself if I quit now. So… a HUGE thank you and gratitude to you, my supporters! You keep me going.

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Rabbit, rabbit!

What’s in store for July?

Check out my list on Patreon.