Friday, June 05, 2009

Demons and Spirits and Banquets, Oh My!

My apologies for being so absent. A total lack of internet access can do that to you. *sigh* However, I am back and have a really awesome DebsTour for you and will be doing an update post momentarily.

So, here we are with Cindy Pon, the author of Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of Xia! (You will often find her book right next to mine since we both have last names starting with P!:))

So here's a bit about Silver Phoenix:

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.

One of the things I think is fun about Cindy is that I have known her since before she got her deal, so I got to see her through this whole process. Plus she is at Harper, so we are publisher-mates! Here's a bit more 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.

And onward and upward to the Feasty Five!

AP: What kind of soda does (would) your MC drink? (This is a trick question as SP is historical fantasy.;))

CP: i think ai ling would love coke. or better yet, a coca-cola float!

AP: Mmmmm. I wonder if I have any ice cream. Oh wait, yes, interview. Okay. *Ahem* What is your MC's favorite kind of flower? How about yours?

CP: she loves dahlias. i can't say i have a favorite flower--tho lotus are so beautiful.

AP: Does your MC believe in magic? Do you?

CP: she does after her journey, and becoming stronger and more used to her own power of delving in to other people's spirits.

i do believe in magic, but probably not in the usual fantasy sense.

AP: Good answer. Superman or Batman?

CP: superman.

AP: And Superman starts to make a teeny comeback! Give us one line from your book. You don't even have to give it context.:)

CP: The girl could not have been more than thirteen years, but spoke as a grown woman, with a regretful sadness.

AP: Lovely, thank you. You can find Cindy at her website where you can see her brush art and link to her blog!



Anonymous said...

That book sounds really good!

Juju said...

Sounds awesome. I'm adding this to my list right now. Thanks again for another awesome tip.