Friday, May 1, 2009

When My Book Grows Up...

It wants to be Cindy Pon's Silver Phoenix. OK, I have to admit, I haven't read this book yet, having been busy with a job, and writing, and rescuing calico kitties, and did I mention my beagle had another seizure but she's doing better now, but I have a very specific psychic gift, I can read Amazon reviews review books just by their cover, and I can tell you, truly, honestly, this book is amazing. Not to mention, everybody who's read it seems to agree.

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.


  1. I LOVE your gift! I have a bit of a gift myself along those same lines! ;)

    I can't wait to read this book. Maybe when I'm done with Middlemarch it'll be next on the list.

  2. thank you for the shout out! please comment on my contest post if you haven't already so i can give you your hard earned raffles!