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xiaotien
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Location: southern cali
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it means "little sweet"

Postby xiaotien » Fri August 29th, 2008, 1:23 am

as in xiao = "shao" = little
tien = "teeyen" = sweet

in mandarin.

or sweetie. which was my nickname
when i was a child. 8)

hi everyone!

julianne douglas' blog post pointed
me this way. so good to be here!

historical fiction is one of my
favorite genres to read. some of
the novels i really enjoyed
from 2007 include :

confessions of an ugly stepsister
by gregory maguire

the boleyn legacy
by phillpa gregory

the blood of flowers
by anita amirrezvani

my debut novel will be published
by greenwillow books / harpercollins
in summer 2009. it's a YA asian fantasy.
i was labeling it historical fantasy until
i went to the old forum and found
mine doesn't qualify. 8)
altho i use elements of ancient china,
the book isn't based in an actual time
or place. i'm also a chinese brush art
student and you can see some of my
paintings on my website :

http://cindypon.com

look forward to interesting discussions!
SILVER PHOENIX : Beyond the Kingdom of Xia
greenwillow / harpercollins summer '09

cindypon.com

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donroc
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Location: Winter Haven, Florida
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Postby donroc » Fri August 29th, 2008, 1:36 am

Good to see you here as well as on AW.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

http://www.donaldmichaelplatt.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXZthhY6OtI&feature=channel_page

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xiaotien
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Postby xiaotien » Fri August 29th, 2008, 1:38 am

thanks, don!

do you have the same handle
on AW? i try to, for consistency. 8)
SILVER PHOENIX : Beyond the Kingdom of Xia

greenwillow / harpercollins summer '09



cindypon.com

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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Fri August 29th, 2008, 1:42 am

Your novel sounds very interesting! You'll have to tell me when it comes out. I have a lot of girls who are into the whole fantasy thing now cause of Twilight.

I do have a blog
http://yabookmarks.blogspot.com

I try to update it weekly. Sometimes if I'm really on the ball it could be twice a week :)

Welcome to the MB!

BTW, you need to turn on our Private Message feature. ;)
News, views, and reviews on books and graphic novels for young adult.
http://yabookmarks.blogspot.com/

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Melisende
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Location: Australia

Postby Melisende » Fri August 29th, 2008, 1:44 am

Welcome!

Another author in our midst - please keep us posted as to the progress -we eagerly look forward to reading tomes by our members!
"For my part, I adhere to the maxim of antiquity: The throne is a glorious sepulchre."

Women of History

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donroc
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Location: Winter Haven, Florida
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Postby donroc » Fri August 29th, 2008, 1:48 am

"xiaotien" wrote:thanks, don!

do you have the same handle
on AW? i try to, for consistency. 8)


Yes, I have and I use it everywhere I land on writers' sites.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.



http://www.donaldmichaelplatt.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXZthhY6OtI&feature=channel_page

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xiaotien
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Location: southern cali
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Postby xiaotien » Fri August 29th, 2008, 1:48 am

divia, i got your PM and i hope
you got mine. i need to link your blog!
i didn't read a lot of YA before -- i didn't
realize i had written YA until i tried to
find an agent. live and learn. =)
so i've been delving more into the genre--
very different than what i grew up with.

twilight is so compelling.

my novel is different, but i hope
also compelling in its own way.
thanks for asking more about it!

melisende, thank you!
it's quite the journey. very
surreal, like your first pregnancy.
haha! i vacillate between utter joy
and complete terror at the thought
of my book going out into the world.
SILVER PHOENIX : Beyond the Kingdom of Xia

greenwillow / harpercollins summer '09



cindypon.com

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boswellbaxter
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Location: North Carolina
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Postby boswellbaxter » Fri August 29th, 2008, 1:49 am

Welcome! Nice to see new faces here. Feel free to post a link to your site in the links section.
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


http://www.susanhigginbotham.com/
http://www.susanhigginbotham.com/blog/

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xiaotien
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Location: southern cali
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Postby xiaotien » Fri August 29th, 2008, 1:50 am

thanks for the tip, susan. i will!

i prattle on the blog quite frequently!!
SILVER PHOENIX : Beyond the Kingdom of Xia

greenwillow / harpercollins summer '09



cindypon.com

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Leyland
Bibliophile
Location: Travelers Rest SC

Postby Leyland » Fri August 29th, 2008, 3:27 am

Welcome to the forum - your nickname is so pretty. Your artwork slideshow is absolutely lovely - especially the birds. If a copy of your robin is available, please let me know. I love the way he's looking at me :) .

I also look forward to your novel's publication.
We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams ~ Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Ode


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