I had so much fun last year putting together my list of 25 Asian-inspired fantasy books for the launch of The Sword of Kaigen that I've been looking for an excuse to post a similar list of African sci-fi and fantasy ever since. I still don't have one, but we're going ahead anyway! Below, you'll… Continue reading 25 African Sci-fi & Fantasy Books
For those who don't follow indie publishing, SPFBO stands for Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off, a yearly competition created by fantasy author, Mark Lawrence. The contest begins with 300 self-published fantasy books (one submission per author, all standalone books or first in a series), which are then allotted across ten judges or judging teams and gradually whittled… Continue reading THE SWORD OF KAIGEN is a SPFBO Finalist!
Yes, my book has a tag now! And yes, I am going to be attempting it. To make up for the fact that I don't read and am therefore unable to make super insightful recommendations, I've added a probably misguided fashion component, which I hope you enjoy! Mountains of thanks to Philippa at The Little… Continue reading The Sword of Kaigen | BOOK TAG
Hello dear readers! M. L. Wang here with a brief update on my life, writing, and other author stuff. First, I just want to let everyone know that since this day of August 21st is my birthday, I’m celebrating with my own little ebook sale. There’s honestly no gift better than new readers, so I’ve… Continue reading Month of Firsts: Writing & Life Update – August 2019
Hello Dear Readers! M.L. Wang here with more details on the actual physical event I'll be attending this August! The Crafty Cat Rescue has invited me to be part of an amazing line-up of authors doing signings at their Books, Crafts & Cats fundraiser, so yes, I'm actually going to crawl out of my hermit… Continue reading UPCOMING EVENT – Come meet me in person! (there will be kittens)
Hello Dear Readers! M. L. Wang here with some exciting news! The wonderful Karina at Afire Pages, is hosting a blog tour for my standalone military fantasy, The Sword of Kaigen! (If you’re unfamiliar with Karina’s work, she’s hosted blog tours for MacMillan and Harper Collins, including the recent tour for With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo). What this… Continue reading THE SWORD OF KAIGEN Blog Tour – SIGN-UPS OPEN!
SUMMARYLei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most persecuted class of people in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards for an unknown fate still haunts her. Now, the guards are back and this time it's… Continue reading Thoughts on GIRLS OF PAPER & FIRE by Natasha Ngan (slow-build stories and reader investment)
I don't normally make TBRs owing to the fact that I am such a slow and distractible reader. This one came about because I was planning on using some of my newfound time this summer to read a bunch of novellas better suited to my terrible attention span and realized that almost all the books… Continue reading June (Pride Month) TBR
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
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!