The Lighter Side of Author Cindy Pon

This week, we’ve got debut novelist Cindy Pon, author of the YA fantasy novel, Silver Phoenix, available now on Amazon. If you are looking for adventure in YA, read on…

On the day of her first betrothal meeting and rejection, Ai Ling discovers a power welling deep within her. She can reach into other people’s spirits, hear their thoughts, see their dreams… and that’s just the beginning.
Ai Ling has been marked by the immortals; her destiny lies in the emperor’s palace, where a terrible evil has lived, stealing souls, for centuries. She must conquer this enemy and rescue her captive father, while mythical demons track her every step. And then she meets Chen Yong, a young man with a quest of his own, whose fate is intertwined with hers. Here is a heart-stopping, breathtaking tale for fans of action, fantasy, and romance–of anything with the making of legend.

With the new book out, Cindy’s life is a whirlwind. There’s lots for a new writer to stress about – signings, ratings… the sequel! Cindy is also a marvelous artist, a mom, and a wife. Talk about time management skills! So, Cindy’s interview is less real-life serious and more humorous. I have to say, I could use a little stress-busting humor myself lately, so here we go:

Strangest food you’ve eaten after writing a romantic scene?

A banana split with hot fudge, whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles.
Oh, AFTER writing a romantic scene. Ha!

Okay, Cindy, let’s give the men in the audience time for the visual…

Ahem! Not THAT long, fellas!

Most bizarre fictional character that you find oddly attractive?

Oscar the Grouch. Maybe cause he tells it like it is? Or maybe
because he lives in an awesome “crib.” I can very be superficial.

Mr. Cindy? Cover your eyes a minute. Psst! Cindy! Good one! Hubbies are rarely jealous over green fuzzy guys with large, expressive eyebrows and smell like banana peels and empty hot fudge jars. Clever!

Who would Ai Ling think it hot hot hot on television right now?

Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl. Okay, maybe that’s just me. Hee!

Ooops! She really didn’t mean that, Mr. Cindy! Humor! Remember? You’re the only light that shines in her eyes. (Good recovery, eh, Cindy?) * whistles *

You’ve put your characters through a lot in Silver Phoenix. If they could, what job would they make you do for a day? A cook in Hell’s Kitchen, or something from Dirty Jobs?

I think they’d definitely put me in the back of a large restaurant kitchen
to gut shrimps and fish and slice garlic and scallions and wash all
the greasy dishes! =)

Hmmm. A combination between the two! Hey! Reality show producers! Can your beer do this?

Writers love words. What is the one word that sounds the silliest to you?

Bamboozled! love that word!

I like it! Right up there with judicial and wallabee! Another word to make drunk people say at parties.

Writers pick up weird facts. They stick in their brains forever BWAAHAHAA! Did you know that turkey buzzards get car sick?

Huh? What? you’re weird. Did you know that pandas are only
fertile one – three days a year?

That’s one heck of a birth control method. And yes, thank you! I pride myself on being weird. People remember weird. I think that’s why hubby proposed. Not everyday he meets a girl with a carload of turkey buzzards. Just kidding.

Brussel sprouts. #win or #fail?

Never had them till i met my hub (who is english).
LOVE them with x’mas turkey dinner! =D
Not sure if there are brussel sprouts in china?

Ewww! Ewww! Did I mention that my last blog post was about things that scared people? Brussel sprouts. Very, very scary.

Thanks for taking time out and joining us, Cindy. And best of luck with your new book!


4 thoughts on “The Lighter Side of Author Cindy Pon

  1. Great interview! Good questions! I’ll have to write those down.

    And I happen to love brussel sprouts, especially the baby kind.


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