Cindy Pon! And I have to say, I totally blame Cindy for my lack of sleep -- I went to bed EXTRA early last night because I knew it would be a long week and then what happens? I stay up EXTRA late reading Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of Xia. I gotta tell y'all, I haven't finished it yet but I've really really loved everything so far! I'll post more when I'm done!
And also -- isn't this a gorgeous cover? Not only that, but Cindy was the artist behind the paintings for each chapter header (she is a wicked talented artist!). Silver Pheonix received a starred review from Booklist and was also recently named one of Booklists's 2009 Top Ten Sci Fi/Fantasy Books for Youth. Also, Cindy has a great book trailer here. Without further ado, let me introduce Cindy and her beautiful and captivating debut novel, Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of Xia:
About the book:
About the author:
What's been one of the most exciting moments in your journey to publication?
seeing my gorgeous book jacket. i got tears in my eyes!
Is there anything you can't write without?
having at least an inkling of what comes next.
When stuck on a story which do you choose: write make-out scene or explode something?
probably explode something. ha! make-scenes
are not easy to write!
Can you share a favorite line you've written either in this book or a WIP?
"Chen Yong sat hunched near the flames, his broad shoulders folded forward, in a posture of reverent prayer."
i choose this because it is from a favorite
scene in SILVER PHOENIX. also because i have a crush on my hero. =)
Finally: pro fast zombie or anti fast zombies?
ANTI! they will eat my brains if they are fast, no?