WOLF AT THE DOOR is on Amazon!

I know it’s a bit early… (it’s already 1st June in some parts of the world!)

But here it is:


A story I wrote for Gillan Pollack. An unique book birthday post. πŸ˜‰

WOLF AT THE DOOR: available at CS.

WOLF AT THE DOOR is now available at: purchase it here

The Amazon release will be on the 1st of June.

Awesome review in Spanish!

Review of ISF 2012 Annual Anthology in Spanish!

A lot of grateful thanks!

It’s back, not for good though.

I wish my money woes would go away, like magic, but again, I got hit by Reality this morning.

Really hoping that the fundraiser would take off.

Now, if you can help:

Help Me.

We See A Different Frontier TOC

I am proud to be with luminaries in the We See A Different Frontier anthology.


First post of 2013…

Happy 2013. May the new year bring you joy and prosperity, health and good luck.


Farewell 2012!

To be honest, I am quite happy to see 2012 go. The year has been filled with ups and downs with the downs dominating the second half of the year.

Stories were published. Novellas were read. Submissions are – well- submitted. The Ayam Curtain, co-edited with J.Y.Yang, is published. A physical book, dammit!

And Yao Jin in Weird Noir. πŸ™‚

October, November and December were hardest on my emotions. The family is trying to cope with the issue of cancer. My cat has diabetes and has been in and out of the vet hospital. I think my emotions are frayed and gone to the point of exhaustion.

Not too pretty at the moment. I hope to get a job. Yes, job hunting, again.

I end this short blog post with a nice review of Phoenix With A Purpose.

Some food-related excerpts from Phoenix With A Purpose

Hot steam plumed in the air, issuing forth from various stations manned by harried servants. There were sounds of chatter and of chopping. The smells were overwhelming. All heat and steam. A young chef was decorating a dish with a carved edible figurine of a bird in flight. Two women were slicing fresh sea-carp into paper-thin petals, placing them onto fine porcelain plates to be served raw with a savory dip. Steamers with sweet and savory pastries were lowered into the cookers. A group of apprentice cooks was mixing sauces, ladling thin soy into delicate sauce bowls and blending spices into glutinous pastes.

Fei added a pinch of sea salt into the broth fei was making. It was a seafood broth, with cooked clams opened up like little pink butterflies and red crustaceans with bristly feelers and claws.

The cook beside fei regarded fei curiously. β€œYou are new.”

Available on:
Amazon Kindle.
Part 1 & Part 2 (Wattpad)

Boxing Day!

It’s Boxing Day and in Singapore, it’s back to work for most people.

I also remember the tsunami that wrecked havoc eight years ago.

It’s nearing the end of the year. What have I done? What are my accomplishments? What are my successes and failures?

I want to be hopeful for the new year. I am hopeful… and wary.

What are your hopes for the new year?


The Christmas gift has been extended until the 31st of December, with added bonus. πŸ™‚

The Next Big Thing meme.

It’s going around. Was tagged by Graham Storrs, Aliette de Bodard and Bryan Thao Worra. πŸ˜‰

1) What is the working title of your next book?
Heart of Fire. It is the third book of my urban fantasy series set in Singapore.
2) Where did the idea come from for the book?
As it is set in Singapore, ideas are drawn from the many cultures and traditions, especially the Chinese. I also draw from character observation (people-watching helps, a lot).
3) What genre does your book fall under?
Urban fantasy.
4) What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
My main character – Jan Xu – would be portrayed by either Grace Park or Ming-Na Wen. But of course, I would find a Singaporean actress to portray her.
The drake lord – Kevin Sutherland – would be fleshed out perfectly by Daniel Craig.
(I can dream on and on, can’t I?…)
5) What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Jan Xu defeats her inner demons and pulls herself together to protect her pack against old and new enemies.
6) Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Not self-published nor represented by an agency.
7) How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
A year.
8) What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Charles de Lint?
It’s not your typical urban fantasy novel with the heroine getting it on with the hero (or villain). So, to be honest, I couldn’t find any books to compare the book to.
9) Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Singapore. And the wish to read something I could connect with.
10) What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest?
Chinese traditions. An unique wolf-shifter culture. Something different from US-centric tropes. Something I want to resonate with.

I am tagging Joelyn Alexandra, Lina Salleh, and J. Y. Yang (who passed it to Sarah Coldheart). You are next, guys! *evil laugh*

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