Contact The Author

You can email me at sabersger at gmail dot com. Or look for me on Twitter: @jolantru. I can be found on Mastodon as and

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. They like steampunk and tales of transformation/transfiguration. Their 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. They can be found at A Wolf’s Tale ( and at @jolantru on Twitter.

My pronouns are she/her or they/their.


What Readers Feel About My Fiction

YA 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.

Science Fiction
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.

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Belle Waring
    Apr 21, 2010 @ 03:38:44

    Hi Joyce,
    I’m Belle, an American living in Singapore. My business partner Cheu and I are planning a steampunk art exhibit/sale at our studio called “Like That One.” ( I think the Nusuntara project is awesome and I’d like to create some of the physical objects in the wiki (attributing them to the authors). We are going to have a steampunk party/opening when we are done and we’d love to invite you and your collaborators to come (dressed up! otherwise I will feel goofy as the only one!). Jha of Silver Goggles directed me to you. Anyway, email me please and I’ll tell you more about it ( Sorry to only comment but I couldn’t find your email. Feel free to delete this if you wish.


  2. Chong Siew Hoon
    Jul 13, 2011 @ 03:14:25

    Hi Joyce

    My company, CSH Educational Resources Pte Ltd, supplies books to libraries. We have a school client asking for 5 of your titles – Winged: A Novella, Rider, A Basketful of Figs, Envisioning, Of Oysters, Perals and Magic and Jukebox Bard. Could you tell me who is your publisher or where we can order these books. Thanks.


  3. Mary-Anne
    Jan 05, 2012 @ 08:23:54

    Hi Joyce!

    Sent you an email regarding a writing website… Please let me know if you got it!



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  5. Matthew Farrer
    May 14, 2012 @ 07:59:02

    Hi Joyce! I don’t know if you’ve seen this but you get a namecheck here:

    Pretty cool, but I notice they list you as Asian-American, which might need correcting.


    Matthew F.


  6. Ashtoreth Eldritch
    Oct 19, 2012 @ 16:30:28

    Because your blog inspires me to keep writing — and reading –, I would like to present you with the Beautiful Blogger Award. You are free to accept it or not, but wither way, I just wanted to thank you for your beautiful blog.



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