Follow along: A House of Rage and Sorrow blog tour (ft. schedule & character naming challenge)

Follow along: A House of Rage and Sorrow blog tour (ft. schedule & character naming challenge)

Friends, let’s take a short break from all the happenings in Augvocacy 2019 and let’s turn the spotlight towards on a stunning and brilliantly evocative Mahabharata-inspired space opera novel that successfully broke my heart. Is my description too specific?

Well, if you must know, I am referring to no other than the heart-wrenching sequel to Sangu Mandanna’s A Spark of White Fire, which is entitled A House of Rage and Sorrow.

It’s bewildering how I was caught off-guard when this book shattered my soul into bleeding pieces when the word sorrow is literally in the title. Nonetheless, I am extremely excited to feature A House of Rage and Sorrow (accompanied by loving shouts and a million exclamation points!!!!!!), as well as to organize a huge international blog tour for it.

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Spotlight Mini-Series: Fonda Lee on the daily, part 5 (ft. Asian soups & second book stress)

Spotlight Mini-Series: Fonda Lee on the daily, part 5 (ft. Asian soups & second book stress)

We’re down to the last part of this mini-series! Just to recap, as part of the Jade War blog tour, I interviewed Fonda Lee, the award-winning author of Jade City and the more recently released Jade War, through a Skype video call. Our hour-long interview resulted in a 21-page transcript, which sparked the idea for this daily mini-series!

Unlike the previous parts of this mini-series, which consisted of randomly selected questions from the blog tour hosts, Part 5 is a more formal interview with questions prepared by yours truly. Here, we will learn more about the writing process behind Jade War — with a couple of silly questions thrown in!

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Spotlight Mini-Series: Fonda Lee on the daily, part 4 (ft. dragon fetuses & nonexistent writing playlists)

Spotlight Mini-Series: Fonda Lee on the daily, part 4 (ft. dragon fetuses & nonexistent writing playlists)

Let’s end the day right with another session of Fonda Lee on the daily! As part of the Jade War blog tour, I interviewed Fonda Lee, the award-winning author of Jade City and the more recently released Jade War, through a Skype video call. Since our conversation lasted for an hour or so (which resulted in a 21-page transcript), I’ve decided to create a mini-series of author interviews!

This is the second to the last part of the interview, and honestly, I’m a little bit sad about the idea of this mini-series reaching its end. Fonda is such a huge inspiration to me, and she’s just a really enchanting and delightful person overall.

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Spotlight Mini-Series: Fonda Lee on the daily, part 3 (ft. favorite characters & family dynamics)

Spotlight Mini-Series: Fonda Lee on the daily, part 3 (ft. favorite characters & family dynamics)

Another day, another dose of Fonda Lee and her fun answers! I’ll keep my needless chattering to a minimum this time. Let’s go!

As part of the Jade War blog tour, I interviewed Fonda Lee, the award-winning author of Jade City and the more recently released Jade War, through a Skype video call. Since our conversation lasted for an hour or so (which resulted in a 21-page transcript), I’ve decided to create a mini-series of author interviews!

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Spotlight Mini-Series: Fonda Lee on the daily, part 2 (ft. comfort food & deserted islands)

Spotlight Mini-Series: Fonda Lee on the daily, part 2 (ft. comfort food & deserted islands)

If we’re following Philippine time (and since we’re on my blog, we are), the second session of FONDAily is quite the buzzer beater. My dumb, tired, and easily distracted self totally forgot to schedule this post properly. But I digress.

As part of the Jade War blog tour, I interviewed Fonda Lee, the award-winning author of Jade City and the more recently released Jade War, through a Skype video call. Since our conversation lasted for an hour or so (which resulted in a 21-page transcript), I’ve decided to create a mini-series of author interviews!

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Spotlight Mini-Series: Fonda Lee on the daily, part 1 (ft. ice cream flavors & lantern men)

Spotlight Mini-Series: Fonda Lee on the daily, part 1 (ft. ice cream flavors & lantern men)

So it turns out that for someone who has done plenty of transcribing interviews for her own research studies, I’m still embarrassingly slow at it. Which would explain the reason behind the incredible delay of the mini-series I promised a few days ago — a mini-series of interviews that I’ve decided to lovingly name FONDAily, which is short for Fonda Lee on the daily.

As part of the Jade War blog tour, I was given the amazing — actually, amazing can’t even sufficiently describe it — opportunity to have a Skype video call with THE Fonda Lee for an author interview. It was a book blogging dream that I never even knew that I had because I didn’t think things like that happened. But it did! And I cannot thank Nazia from Orbit Books enough times for setting up the interview and for making me the happiest little Southeast Asian girl in the world!

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