Contact The Author
You can email me at sabersger at gmail dot com. Or look for me on Twitter: @jolantru. I also write urban fantasy under the pen-name of J. Damask. If you are a member of the press, my official bio is as stated before:
Born in Singapore but a global citizen, Joyce Chng writes mainly science fiction and YA. She likes steampunk and tales of transformation/transfiguration. Her fiction has appeared in Crossed Genres, The Apex Book of World SF II, We See A Different Frontier, Cranky Ladies of History, and Accessing The Future. Her YA science fiction trilogy is published by Singapore publisher, Math Paper Press. She can be found at A Wolf’s Tale (awolfstale.wordpress.com);
Likewise, if you are a reader, you can also support me when you purchase Wolf At The Door stuff. (Psst, I also write YA, so there will be some YA-related swag as well!)
What Readers Feel About My Fiction
April Steenburgh about Rider, (#1 in The Rider Trilogy)
I should know better than to start anything Joyce has written before bed. It guarantees I will be up long past my bed time. Happens every time.
But oh, what a problem to have. Joyce has a way with words that makes mundane things like getting to bed early enough to be well rested for work tomorrow seem irrelevant, far away. As soon as I started Rider, I more or less knew I was doomed to be up with the sun, and I was quite alright with that. The desert world she brings us to, with its encroaching sands and talented Agri-seers working with plants to try and keep the dunes at bay and people fed, is so real and dangerous and engrossing and is peopled with characters that breathe and hurt and love. I was content to be held captive.
Urban Fantasy Fiction
Michelle Brown about Wolf At The Door (#1 in the Jan Xu Adventures)
Normally, I am ambivalent about werewolves. I like urban fantasy but endless whiny ten romances with the same plot have spoiled my appetite. This book was a breath of fresh air. I encountered it after reading a different book by the author and I really liked this one.
The plot is structurally different from most books. Though the time line can be confusing, the dreamlike feel makes it work. I live the seeing and the family conflict and tension is absolutely stellar. Add a non traditional protagonist and surprisingly strong characters, and you have a pretty excellent recipe. It isn’t perfect, especially in the way a couple of plot threads fit together, but the writing style is really interesting. Don’t miss this one, and don’t forget to buy its sequel, too.
Sofia Teixeira on Metal Can Lanterns (International Speculative Fiction)
Metal Can Lanterns is one of the sweetest stories I’ve ever read. It reminds us that there are some things that we must preserve and save in our memories so they will never die. This is a story to be read in one of those winter nights when you are staring at the fireplace and thinking about past times. It is impossible not to smile. I loved it.