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.
Today has been one of *those* days. Which started last night, about 1 AM. I was actually being good – editing as opposed to farting around on tumblr – until I got an email just as I was about to head to bed. My NWN MMO account had been hacked. Now, I’m a veteran of MMOs. I don’t click links I shouldn’t click and I keep my nose clean and my passwords tight. But however the person got it, the reason I found out was because PWE sent me an email indicating that they’d had a request for a new email address to be connected to my account. But instead of letting me confirm this particular request, they sent the confirmation to the NEW email address. Which was some bogus hotmail account. The icing on the cake is that I got this notification about 30 minutes AFTER the request was… Read more
Since Carniepunk is coming out in a few months (July 23rd!), I decided to have Darchala draw me out a lovely scene from my story, A Duet with Darkness. (It’s not an exact match as far as the story goes, but it’s freaking awesome and I love it. So there. Plus Dar got the livestream working and I was able to watch her work.) We wavered a bit on a title and finally decided on “Pride and a Fall” – though the working title was “No More Pride, Little Bird” - honestly I couldn’t decide between the two. But we’ve got Melanie there with the red hair and the rainbow socks…and her sin-eater fallen angel paramour Nobu. *sighs* I may look at turning it into a print if there’s interest. Also, it looks like Carniepunk is going to be released in audiobook format as well. This tickles me silly, though… Read more
So it occurs to me that I’ve been rather lax in updating my website with a few key things. First off – I’m over at SF Signal’s Mind Meld today, weighing in about Faerie (along with several other fabulous authors, including Seanan McGuire and Julie Kagawa) – so go check it out! Also, if I haven’t mentioned it before, I’ve got a set of signed Abby Sinclair books (and trading cards) up for auction at the Brenda Novak Online Auction for Diabetes, so if you are interested in donating to a great cause, please check that out as well. And the hard copy version of Womanthology Space is available for pre-order too – if you were unable to get a copy of Issue #5 and wanted to read my story, The Wind in Her Hair – you can find it here. So I guess the only thing left to talk about… Read more
For some particular reason I decided to start out each chapter in this new book with a poem of sorts. They’re a bit like twisted nursery rhymes, shaped to the environment of the characters. Of course, I did this for about 10 chapters or so and then decided it was a better use of my time to actually write the book and go back and add them later (which is what I’ll be doing in the next few weeks.) This first one is actually a play on words since two of the other character names are Ghost and Sparrow, so I liked the tie-in. In either case, the rough draft is finished now. It comes in at just over 92k words, but it’s going to get longer when I go back to flesh things out. Pantsting through a fantasy means a lot of the world gets built as I write… Read more
I’ve been staying offline a bit the last few weeks for various reasons, but on twitter yesterday I noticed a bit of buzz going on about what happens when a reader releases spoilers of a book before the book has been released. Now, the actual thing is that the latest Sookie Stackhouse book is due to be released on May 7th – but it’s not just the latest book in the series – it’s the LAST book. For readers who have been heavily invested in these stories (this fandom, let’s call it) – it’s a pretty big deal. Long-awaited answers should be revealed, plots lines should be wrapped up…in short, we want to know what happens to our favorite waitress and her vampire suitors. Here’s the thing though. A German reader ended up with a copy of the book and released the last chapter spoilers. And people are angry. Not… Read more