No, oh, not me. Haha. Although, we did just finish the latest set of revisions on Blood Jade in record time, and I must say that I'm really happy with how the sequel to Ebony Gate came out. Just as with the first book in the Phoenix Hoard series, working with our editor, Claire, has … Continue reading Sailing Across the Finish Line in Style
Have you ever wished you could go back and reread a book for the first time again? It was somewhere during middle school or high school that I first read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams. I loved the entire trilogy of four books from my very first read. At that time … Continue reading Nostalgia 2.0 – New and Improved
I grew up in the era when, if you wanted to watch cartoons, you either had to (a) rush home from school to catch them in the afternoon, or (b) wake up early on Saturday morning. Now in retrospect, the 1980s cartoons were clearly wholesale 30-minute advertisements for toys, but that didn't diminish my enjoyment … Continue reading Sometimes You Can Go Home Again
As I write this blog entry (for this sorely neglected blog) Ebony Gate has been out in the world for just over two weeks. In those two weeks, I have traveled nearly the entire length of the west coast of the US, stretching from Seattle, WA and down to San Diego, CA. You can't tell … Continue reading Reflections on Launch Week
I'm not sure at what age I was that I learned the term ABC, or American Born Chinese, but I knew that it applied to me, a child of parents who had immigrated to the US from Taiwan. To me, growing up in a predominantly non-Asian environment, it meant that I was one of two … Continue reading A.B.C.
I just finished not only the re-watch of Shadow and Bone, season one, but season two as well. Full-time authoring is allowing much more relaxed entertainment consumption! Be careful, the rest of this post has a bunch of spoilers, so tread carefully if you haven't watched season two! Heh. I see the spoiler now! First, … Continue reading Six… erm, Nine, Ten, Eleven of Bones and/or Shadows?
Well, the past couple of weeks have been ... a lot. After more than two decades both in my career and in southern California, I stepped away from my career and moved out of California! I am now in the Pacific Northwest, and with both feet firmly in my new career as an author! Well, … Continue reading Wading into the Pool
This post is a bit off cycle because I wanted it to come out on a Wednesday. This exact Wednesday, in fact. Because today, March 1, 2023, is my last day at my day job. As of today, I am giving up the luxuries of a steady paycheck, employer sponsored healthcare, 401(k) contributions, and corporate-mandated … Continue reading The Only Constant is Change
On our year-end trip we broke away from Vietnam for five days to visit Singapore! I've heard rave stories about S'pore from friends for years, and since watching Crazy Rich Asians, this place has been on my list. Let's dive in! Singapore by night! Cyberpunk dreams come to life! They put a boat! On top! … Continue reading Singapore – the City of the Future, Today! (Winter Break, pt III)
Most trans-Pacific flights are in the neighborhood of twelve to fourteen hours. That's a lot of time to spend on your butt. Granted, you hope to spend some of that time sleeping, but I've argued for years now that sleep on an airplane does not equal sleep in a bed. Maybe one day I'll get … Continue reading Killing Time Across the Pacific (Winter Break, pt II)