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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Interview: Fantasy Writer Cindy Pon

I read a great author interview at Headdesk for Writers. Creative A (AKA Mandy) interviews Cindy Pon about her just published first novel, Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of Xia, a Young Adult fantasy set in ancient China. Cindy talks about her book and gives insight into her writing process: http://headdeskforwriters.blogspot.com/2009/04/10-questions-with-cindy-pon.html

Booklist Online, a prestigious book review source published by the American Library Association, named Silver Phoenix one of the Top Ten 2009 Fantasy and SF Novels for Youth: http://booklistonline.com/default.aspx?page=show_product&pid=3516193

This is an impressive debut!

Speculative writers will enjoy this statement at the top of the Booklist article: "Debut novels make a strong showing on this year’s roundup of the top 10 science fiction and fantasy titles for youth, all published in the past 12 months. Also included are the Newbery Medal winner and two Printz Honor Books, reinforcing speculative fiction’s continued status as one of the strongest genres in youth literature today." ~ Booklist Online (May 15, 2009)

Cindy is also an artist. She is working on a children's picture book, and a sequel to Silver Phoenix is scheduled for release by Greenwillow Books (Harper Collins).

You can learn more about Cindy Pon at her web site: http://cindypon.com/

Here's Cindy's About Page: http://cindypon.com/about/ where I've discovered we share some favorite authors and books!

Here's a link to illustrations from what will be a beautiful picture book. I love the bunny, the chick and the toad, and the quality of light: http://cindypon.com/picture-book/


  1. thanks so much for the shout out!! yay for librarians! =D will be sending you goodies tomorrow!

  2. Hi Cindy,

    I'm happy to publicize your book and your web site. I'm looking forward to the surprises, and to reading Silver Phoenix!

  3. Hey Anne, thanks for linking to me! :)

  4. Hi Mandy, You're welcome! ~ Annie