Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Interview with Allison Pang + Giveaway

Today Allison Pang, author of the Abby Sinclair series visits our blog for an interview.

hi Allison. Welcome to Pearls Cast Before A McPig.
Could you tell a bit about yourself for those people who don’t know you yet?

Hmmm. I’m an avid gamer, reader, lego-builder and lover of all things Hello Kitty. I also have a penchant for bacon.

How would you describe the Abby Sinclair series?

It’s the story of how “normal” girl ends up discovering a society of magical beings (known as OtherFolk) who live behind the scenes of the mundane world. After becoming employed by a faery princess, she quickly ends up way over her head, getting mixed up with an incubus lover, a faery prince, a tiny ass-biting unicorn and an assortment of other crazy creatures.

If you could meet any characters from your books, who would it be and why?

Almost all of them? Honestly, I’d love to hang with any of the main characters – at least for a little bit. (Though I’ll go out on a limb, and say Phineas is probably my favorite, so if I had to pick just one, it would be him. Because, unicorn.)

If you could, would you change places with any of your characters?

Nooooo way. I’ve got enough problems of my own in the real world without worrying about if my soul belongs to the Devil or if I’ve accidentally ruined human-OtherFolk relationships by making some sort of social faux pas.

Are there any other projects you’re working on or thinking about starting in the near future?

I have an ongoing webcomic called Fox & Willow that is updated twice a week over at It’s really more of a graphic novel, about a runaway princess and a fox demon, but each “chapter” is loosely based on a fairy tale. I’m also working on a new book – it’s a bit of fantasy and a bit of steampunk – definitely very different than the Abby Sinclair books.

What is the most memorable moment (good, bad, or other) you have had in your life as an author?

Probably getting a chance to be on a panel at NYCC. I was crazy nervous, but it was an awesome experience. Also, getting James A. Moore to write a short story about Dr. Doom vs Barbie at World Fantasy Con last year. (

What authors have been an influence to you? And have you read any books lately that you want to share with us or have you been too busy with writing to read?

Probably too many to count. Jacqueline Carey, Kate Elliott, Lynn Flewelling, Robin Hobb, Anne Bishop – it’s a pretty long list. The last fiction book I read was Written in Red by Anne Bishop, which I really enjoyed.

Are there zombies or pigs in any of your books or will there be any in future books?

Actually...yes. The book I’m working on right now does appear to have a sort of zombie. Maybe not the typical brain-eating type, but there is a sickness that does give cause its victims to essentially rot to death.

Oh, that does sound very intriguing. I'll keep an eye out for it. Thanks for dropping by today.

About A Brush of Darkness:

The man of her dreams might be the cause of her nightmares.
Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn’t at all prepared for Brystion, the dark, mysterious, and sexy-as- sin incubus searching for his sister, convinced Abby has the key to the succubus’s whereabouts. Abby has enough problems without having this seductive shape-shifter literally invade her dreams to get information. But when her Faery boss and some of her friends vanish, as well, Abby and Brystion must form an uneasy alliance. As she is sucked deeper and deeper into this perilous world of faeries, angels, and daemons, Abby realizes her life is in as much danger as her heart—and there’s no one she can trust to save her.

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Allison kindly offered the choice of any one of her Abby Sinclair books + a set of trading cards to one reader of my blog.

The winner is Mirjam B.

A winner will be picked at random on September 25th.
Open internationally to everyone who's legally allowed to enter this giveaway.


Don't forget to leave a comment:
I decided to have an event wide giveaway on my blog for commenters.

At the end of this event I'll pick one commenter on any author post of this event at random and that person will win a book of his/her choice as long as bookdepository ships to where you live, you're legally allowed to enter, and the book costs no more than 10$

And drop by Between Dreams and Reality as well for more great author posts.


B.E. Sanderson said...

Yay, Allison Pang! I loved the Abby Sinclair books and I can't wait to see what you have coming up next. =o)

Jess Haines said...

Yaaay, Allison! Hi! *furious wave*


Steph F. said...

I love the series, so unique and fun. The last book left me desperately wanting the next now.

Mirjam said...

The Abby Sinclair series sounds like a lot of fun! I love quirky characters and what's more quirky than a tiny ass-biting unicorn? I'm definitely adding this series to my wishlist. :)

Mary Preston said...

I'm new to this author & series. I need to catch up.

Lynn K. said...

I've always loved the covers in the Abby Sinclair series, so pretty. <3 Checking out the web comic now!

P.S. The "sausage" in the link is misspelled!

donnas said...

Great series. Thanks for sharing!!

Aurian said...

I loved the Abby Sinclair series, so sad that it had to end, but I am glad you are working on something new.

Aleksandra said...

Cool, I love the sound of your sort of zombie, I love the zombies with a twist ;) Great interview!

Ishtar said...

Hi !

Thanks for this giveway !