Oct 14

… I go into surgery for a biopsy.

Oh universe, can you stop throwing curve-balls?

And the forties is a bitch.

Wish me luck.

Cover reveal, plus deets!

I have been keeping quiet about this wonderful project I am on. It’s called Swift The Chase: Scenes from 9 Fantastic Stories and it is a sample anthology of stories involving chase scenes. (My story is an excerpt from Wolf At The Door).

Title: Swift The Chase: Scenes from 9 Fantastic Stories SwiftTheChase_FC (2)

Authors: Intisar Khanani, Raf Morgan, Casey Blair, Rachel Neumeier, P. Djélì Clark, Sherwood Smith, Joyce Chng, Melissa McShane, Andrea K. Höst

Cover Design: Jenny Zemanek of Seedlings Design studio(http://seedlingsonline.com/)

Genre: Fantasy

Release Date: October 8, 2019

Price: FREE on most platforms

Barnes & Noble



 Magic—danger—and the thrill of the chase!

 Experience the rush of racing across rooftops with thieves—or the desperation of fleeing an assassin who knows you a little too well. From the fish market of a tropical island sultanate, to the monster-filled alleys of a steampunk London, to a land where souls take different forms as they rise or fall through the layers of the world, this collection of chase scenes and vignettes set in nine distinctive worlds will leave you spellbound.

Find unexpected allies, unshakeable enemies, sudden twists and turns, and always the swiftness of the chase—whether you’re on the hunt, or racing for your life.

This sampler includes an exclusive bonus scene set during the events of Tea Set and Match by Casey Blair, available for free online, and a scene from an unpublished novel by Rachel Neumeier not available anywhere else. The excerpts by Intisar Khanani, Raf Morgan, P. Djèlí Clark, Sherwood Smith, Joyce Chng, Melissa McShane, and Andrea K. Höst are from longer works that are available for sale at all major retailers.

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47954875-swift-the-chase

10/8 Facebook Party: https://www.facebook.com/events/2622773994409873/

But wait… there is also a giveaway!

We will be giving away a US$20 gift card to a book retailer of the winner’s choice, plus a mini-library of 7 e-books by participating authors. Yay! Please make sure to share about this!  LINK BELOW!
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Swift The Chase giveaway

Banned Books Week: Episode 375: Reclaiming Our Narratives!

It’s Banned Books Week and Episode 375: Reclaiming Our Narratives is now available for reading and listening!

My story is one of three stories of resistance, rebellion and reclaiming our narratives. It’s read by the awesome John Chu!


Support the Rider Trilogy!

Interested in a YA sff series set on a desert planet and focuses on climate change issues? It’s the Rider Trilogy.


A new article up on Folklore Thursday about Mid-Autumn Festival!

… which, by the way, it falls on Friday 13th. Tomorrow. And it will be a super-rare harvest full moon.

The Mid-Autumn Festival: Mooncakes, Lanterns and Family


AFCC recap

For two days, I attended AFCC (Asian Festival of Children’s Content) and as always was/am surprised by the amount and level of talent in Southeast Asia.

My panel was about Southeast Asian YA science fiction and fantasy. THERE ARE SOUTHEAST ASIAN YA WRITERS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA. Why aren’t they more well-known? I really want more translations now. At the moment, most of the books published are only read within their home countries and only by a few as accessibility and interest are still very low. Why aren’t publishers biting/interested/actively acquiring? I know Scholastic Asia is. (I am biased, because I have a book under them). Why aren’t we actively marketing and promoting YA (and MG) sff books?

(I have more Thoughts re: this – will write more when my brain cells recover)