About Allison Pang
Hello Kitty Connoisseur.
I write the Abby Sinclair UF series, published by Pocket Books, the IronHeart Chronicles and the ongoing Fox & Willow webcomic at Sad Sausage Dogs. Represented by Jess Regel of Helm Literary.
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…such as they are. I’m a tad bleary since I ended up in the Urgent Care clinic last night with Lucy…who was running a temp of 106. Which freaked me out. (Tried it several times, 106, 107, Err. Tried another thermometer and it said 105. Yeah, off to the clinic/ER). She’s being treated for strep now, but it was a very long night. (She does look better this morning, though, so that’s good.) Oddly enough, I seem to recall one of my kids was sick like this last Halloween as well, which makes for a short trick-or-treating stint, but we’ll see how she’s doing later tonight. In the meantime, I did submit a list of potential reviewers to receive galleys of A Sliver of Shadow this morning – I only had a very limited number and there may have been some overlap between my list and the publisher, which means… Read more
I was in the grocery store yesterday, picking up some candy for today (and a few other things – after being house-bound for the previous week, it was nice to just get out of the house for a while.) While standing in line at the check-out, I listened to the woman behind me chatting with a different cashier. The woman was also buying candy and the cashier was quick to point out how much she disliked Halloween. That it was too played up as a holiday. That there are so many bad things going on in the world today and kids didn’t need to be exposed to additional horrors. She also didn’t get trick-or-treating. The woman with the candy quickly noted that this candy was for a church function. Her kids were doing the trick-or-treating thing at church. No scary costumes were allowed. I felt kind of sad for both… Read more
Just a late night update here. I wouldn’t call Halloween a bust, per se, but between the rainy damp thing going on (although it was 70 degrees out, go figure), and Connor still being sick enough that I actually had to come back to the house with him once it wasn’t overly great either. We managed to get a pretty good haul, even so. Enough so that the majority of it is going to the office with me so I can give it away, anyway. Damn diet is hard enough to stick to without a mountain of crap in the kitchen. But I have to say, I did feel a bit melancholy tonight. Maybe it was the rain. Maybe it was the fact that we didn’t get too many kids tonight, or that so many houses had their porch lights off. I seem to remember Halloween being a major deal… Read more