I don't really know the author, but back in the days when I was lurking on AbsoluteWrite and VerlaKay (nowadays I go by LiteraryMouse there), I remember her getting turned down by almost every YA agent out there (I think she was turned down over twenty times alone for Silver Phoenix), even though you could just tell there was something special about her book. I even almost asked her if I could read her manuscript, it sounded so good. And now I don't have to ask her for the manuscript, because I can go to the book store and get myself a copy. So congratulations, happy belated book release day and best of luck!
Now here are some links. And yes, this is part of a contest (because blog contests are my crack), but I'd post these even without the contest.
Cindy Pon's Blog
Cindy Pon's Web Site
The Awesome Cool Book Trailer for Silver Phoenix which I've now watched about 100 times
Note: Author reserves the right to revise this post once she's had more than a few hours of sleep.