A lot of weird things happen to a story when you work on it from age twelve to twenty-six. The Theonite Series has gone with me through puberty, my first crushes, my Harry Potter phase, my Batman phase, my Star Wars phase, my Shounen anime phase, changing shape with each one. That much thematic confusion… Continue reading Finding a Fantasy World (by turning ours upside down): An Uncomfortably Personal Look Back on the Creation of Duna
Hello Dear Readers! Quick thing I wanted to share: I've just finished a personality quiz you can take to find your theotype (aka your Dunian superpower - tajaka, jijaka, fonyaka, littigi, etc.) Shout-out to Isaac, one of my younger readers, who prompted me to write up the first draft of this quiz last year. Look,… Continue reading New Theonite Personality Quiz!
To celebrate the anniversary of my Theonite Series, all three books in the Theonite universe are only 99c on Amazon through May! Theonite Book 1: Planet Adyn (YA, suburban fantasy)Theonite Book 2: Orbit (YA, Afrofuturistic fantasy)The Sword of Kaigen (Adult, Japanese military fantasy) If you’re a fan of elemental superpowers, alternate histories & the power of friendship, be sure to grab… Continue reading Theonite 2019 Anniversary Special – 99c Book Sale, Signed Book Giveaways & More!
Hello Dear Readers! M. L. Wang here. With The Sword of Kaigen coming out in two weeks, I wanted to ramble a bit about the setting, characters, magic system, and the general experience of writing a 600-page fantasy. The Setting While I went to extreme, conscious lengths to research to the West African cultures that inspired the… Continue reading About my upcoming novel – The Sword of Kaigen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KejtJ310r5Q&t=10s Hello Dear Readers! I made this video to accompany my Asian Fantasy Book Giveaway (which you can ENTER HERE!). Includes a full description of each book. Youtube Video Description: 📚 ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE! ➡️ https://mailchi.mp/ef3370b55395/asian... (Open to international readers) 📚 GIVEAWAY BOOKS 📚 (Note: I am an Amazon affiliate - for each purchase made through the links below,… Continue reading Asian Fantasy Book Giveaway – Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFnf76_J5gg Video Description: 📚 MY BOOKS 📚 'Theonite Book I: Planet Adyn': https://amzn.to/2poOFge 'Theonite Book II: Orbit': https://amzn.to/2PSmzFi 'The Sword of Kaigen' (PRE-ORDER 99c): https://amzn.to/2SxD2R2 (and don't forget to submit your pre-order receipt and mailing address to email@example.com for your reader SWAG PACK!) 📚 EARLY REVIEWS of THE SWORD OF KAIGEN Blue Ink (starred review):… Continue reading January Owlcrate Unboxing & ‘The Sword of Kaigen’ Pre-order Swag – Video
For a limited time, my Japanese-inspired military fantasy novel, The Sword of Kaigen, is available for pre-order for only 0.99 on Amazon! Not only that, if you email your pre-order receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a complete mailing address, you can get the awesome swag pack pictured below! Pre-order The Sword of Kaigen (currently only 0.99) and submit your… Continue reading The Sword of Kaigen Pre-order & Swag!
Hello Dear Readers! With The Sword of Kaigen, coming out in early 2019, I thought I would put together a list of East Asian fantasy books to get everyone in the mood. Since The Sword of Kaigen has its toes in a few different genres, I've been careful to include a diverse spread in this list – YA & adult,… Continue reading 25 Asian-Inspired Fantasy Books
Hello Dear Readers! M. L. Wang here to let you know that this month, I will be donating 10 signed copies of Theonite:Planet Adyn to the giveaway for Megan Tennant’s Indiecember Reading Challenge! To find out how to win one of these copies, as well as other indie books, goodies and gift cards, you can watch Megan Tennant's Indiecember… Continue reading Book Giveaway! #Indiecember Reading Challenge
Through the month of December, 50% of my royalties will go to the Against Malaria Foundation! For newcomers to this site who aren’t aware, my Theonite Series is a YA story in which a team of super-powered misfits fight crime in an African-dominated parallel universe. The world-building of Theonite is heavily based on West African culture (specifically that of the Mande… Continue reading It’s Charity Month Again! Buy a Book to Fight Malaria!