Sunday, May 10, 2009

Interview with Cindy Pon

Cindy Pon has the most absolutely fantastic cover, hasn't she? And her book, SILVER PHOENIX-BEYOND THE KINGDOM OF XIA has all the compelling, mysterious elements I love.

Here's a short summary to whet your appetite.

On the day of her first betrothal meeting--and rejection--ai ling discovers a power welling deep within her. She can reach into other people's spirits, hear their thoughts, see their dreams...and that's just the beginning.

ai ling has been marked by the immortals; her destiny lies in the emperor's palace, where a terrible evil has lived, stealing souls, for centuries. She must conquer this enemy and rescue her captive father, while mythical demons track her every step. And then she meets chen yong, a young man with a quest of his own, whose fate is intertwined with hers. Here is a heart-stopping, breathtaking tale for fans of action, fantasy, and romance--of anything with the making of legend.

See! Sounds fabulous, doesn't it? Now about Cindy:

Cindy Pon was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and her family immigrated to California in 1980, settling in the suburbs of Los Angeles. She began writing stories before she was officially declared English proficient. She received her bachelor's from the University of California, San Diego, and also earned a master's from New York University. The author is a student of Chinese brush painting, and her love for the art is reflected in her storytelling. Cindy Pon lives with her husband and two small children in San Diego, California.

When Cindy stopped by I had a few questions for her. Loved her answers.

Of all your favorite books, which one do you wish you had written?

island of the blue dolphins by scott o'dell.

What fictional character do you wish you could be?

sara from a little princess by france h burnett.

After chocolate what do you eat to make the writer-block pain go away?

gosh, muffins, coffee cakes, scones, croissants, taiwanese popcorn chicken with rice!

She's my kind of writer. She eats wicked stuff and admits to the dread writer-block.

Thanks for the visit, Cindy. Readers, be sure visit Cindy at her website,and whatever you do, don't forget to buy your copy of her book. Oh, yes. Don't miss her CONTEST to win a fabulous Chinese brush painting.



  1. taiwanese popcorn?? I need to try some of that :-) Great interview! Silver Phoenix is a winner!

  2. So, Angie, do you have a clue about what Taiwanese Popcorn is? Help us out Cindy. I want some.

  3. POPCORN CHICKEN! please come visit me and i will take you out to eat them along with deep fried taro balls. if you are thinking KFC popcorn chicken, think again! =DDDDD


  4. I never would have guessed it was chicken!! Deep fried Taro balls...oh my, I would stuff myself silly if I visited you Cindy :-)


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