About Allison Pang
Hello Kitty Connoisseur.
I write Urban Fantasy. A Brush of Darkness and A Sliver of Shadow are available now from Pocket Books!
A Trace of Moonlight out October 30, 2012!
Represented by Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary.
This awesome image is by Natalia and you can get it on a T-Shirt here! It’s a pretty good representation of my own mind at the moment. Mostly because I’ve got a number of things being juggled, but also because I suddenly find myself with ideas and no place to put them. And most of them are unrelated, so then it becomes a matter of prioritizing – what can I get done and what’s a pipe dream, and what just needs to be back-burnered until such time that it makes sense to work on it. Like, I have this concept that could make a really funny, tongue-in-cheek game or comic…but I’m not sure where or how I’d pitch it. (I *could* write it up as a series of short stories or something, but honestly, everything I’m imagining definitely requires a more visual medium.) And okay, yes, I’ve got friends in… Read more
In cleaning Lucy’s room this weekend, I came across her 1st grade journal – basically it’s one of those class things where the students are required to write about something every day. Most of Lucy’s entries are an odd mix of things – wanting to be a Ninja or a werewolf or some random ramblings about trees and how happy she is that there aren’t any that have been cut down around our house. It’s funny, because in meeting with her teacher this year, there was a lot of talk about her writing “voice” and how distinct it is. Which is one of those elusive things authors tend to talk about – no matter how good a writer’s grasp is on story or plot, you can’t really teach voice. It’s something you have or you don’t, although I believe it can certainly be cultivated – it’s the unique thing about… Read more
The one thing I love about traveling is just how different the little things are. Aimo sent me this picture from her local Malaysian McDonalds – where you can apparently buy Hello Kitty toys based on different fairy tales for this next month. (She got me the Ugly Duckling, yo – because she is awesome.) But what really cracks me up, is while Red Riding Hood and the Frog Prince are Grimm Fairy Tales and the Ugly Duckling is Hans Christian Andersen, we’ve also got the cowardly lion from The Wizard of Oz. And then we have the Singing Bone Hello Kitty. Which, you know – I get that most fairy tales come from a grim-dark area – the original Red Riding Hood and Frog Prince weren’t always that pleasant, but at least they had happy endings, more or less. The Singing Bone? It’s a Grimm tale as well, but… Read more
It’s been a really long time since I’ve made one of these updates, but here we go. On a personal milestone level – today is the last page for Chapter 1 of Fox & Willow! (All 156 of them…wow) To be able to have worked on a collaboration for 18 months is an amazing thing, and I’m very grateful to have done it with such an incredible friend and artist. (*huggles Aimo*) Of course, this isn’t the end of F&W by a long shot – we’ve got a short epilogue coming up in the next few weeks and Chapter 2 starts up in the beginning of December, so there’s more to come. A lot more. Also on the radar today is my post on disabled protagonists on Word Whores. It’s been about a month since I’ve posted there, so I’m a little rusty, but hopefully I’ve done it justice. Though… Read more