Joyce Chng


Singaporean, but with a global outlook, Joyce Chng write science fiction and fantasy, YA and urban fantasy. Her fiction has appeared in theApex Book of World SF IIWe See A Different FrontierVisibility FictionCrossed Genres and Bards & Sages, to name a few. Her urban fantasy novels are written under her pseudonym, J. Damask (which she will tell you is a play on her Chinese name). The Rider trilogy, a YA SF, will be published by Math Paper Press, an imprint of Books Actually, an independent bookstore in Singapore.

She can be contacted at A Wolf’s Tale (

The quick Q&A

Tell us one thing you loved or found fascinating about a place you have lived.
There is a small beach/cove in Western Australia where I studied, completely covered with shells ranging from small to palm-sized. I found it while on a drive along the coast and was completely blown away by the sheer beauty of it. To top it off, the sky was awash with the colors of evening and tinged with a rainbow.

What did you want to be when you grew up (other than a writer if that was an option)?
A fighter pilot.

Which super hero would you most like to be and why?
Beast. Furry, feral, but brainy.

It’s finally happened! The zompoc is here! Name four things in your ‘go bag’ and your primary weapon.
1. My medication.
2. Aerosol can (air refresher) & lighter.
3. A thumb-drive of my memories and things.
4. Water.
Primary weapon: my longsword.

What is your go to comfort book or writer when you can’t settle into anything new?
I have so many! Charles de Lint’s Forest of the Heart.

What is the single most important thing to your writing process?
Belief. That keeps me going.
(Or sheer grit…)

If you could collaborate with any author who would it be and what would you write together?
Gosh, I have so many I admire!
Terri Windling.
Fairies and the fae in urban settings. The magical in the mundane.

Joyce Chng in available for interviews and guest post. Please Contact adele@(nospam)