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Breaking In: Interview with Joyce Chng

stephen geigen-miller

Welcome to the latest installment of Breaking In, where I interview authors about their experiences breaking in as writers — how they did it, what it felt like to get there, and how it differed from what they were expecting.

Today I’m delighted to have the opportunity to interview a writer who creates thoughtful, innovative works of science fiction and fantasy, for young and adult readers, across a wide range of subgenres – author Joyce Chng.

As she notes on her website, 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…

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Yuletide Mice is ON

Currently being posted on the Mid-Autumn Mice FB page.

I also posted some of the Mice on my Kofi page. Go to the Gallery. 😀

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Yuletide Mice

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A Letter To My Patrons (And Anyone Who Reads This)

As you have already know, Patreon has decided to implement certain changes that will affect creators and patrons.  If you are on social media (Twitter, FB), you would have seen and heard the outcry from creators and patrons. The worst hit are the patrons who donate $1. Such actions from Patreon will be harmful in the long run as creators and patrons are both affected, with creators with smaller backer bases having their earnings massively cut.

I am taking this opportunity to thank all my Patrons. Without you, I won’t be able to pay my medical fees and expenses that suddenly appear from the left field. Without you, I won’t be able to write short stories and produce an urban/contemporary fantasy anthology set in Singapore. Likewise, I won’t be able to draw more Mid-Autumn Mice. 

I am angry at Patreon for taking such drastic measures and I will not hold it against you if you decide to withdraw your patronage. We are all struggling in this already-strained global economy and Patreon’s actions are not helpful.

2018 is the year I was actually planning to use to complete two contracted books to a publisher. Before the changes, I initially thought that if I have at least $250, I would have some peace of mind to sit down and write the books. 2018 is also the year I wanted to make Umbel & Panicle, the lit mag I founded, viable as in I want to pay my poets.

Patreon’s news changed all that.

However, you can still support me in many ways.

I have PayPal whereby I think you can make it a re-occurring payment. Likewise, you can just type the sum after JoyceChng/.

You can also Buy Me A Kofi where I will sometimes set goals for certain expenses.

You can buy my ebooks at my Gumroad where the proceeds will go direct to me. You can get my print and ebooks from Amazon and Createspace.

Lastly, as I also freelance as an editor and sensitivity reader, I offer my services at Vellum & Ink.

You can also get updates from me at my blog/website A Wolf’s Tale.

Once more, thank you so much for being there with me during my journey.

A Gratitude Post

First of, massive thanks, gratitude and ❤️ for folks who donate, who read, who listen to me rant without running away.

Second, grateful hugs to the folks (you know who you are) who take the time to DM.

YOU are my community.

Diary Of War

My short story Diary Of War is now live in Anathema Magazine’s third issue.

“Perhaps, one day, my people, my mother, would accept me back.

Perhaps, one day, I would accept myself.”

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