Hey there, thanks for visiting my site!
I hope you’ll find all the information you need about my book and writing journey. I grew up in Penang in the early 90’s and being an islander has had a big impact on the stories I write today. Though my childhood was idyllic, I was always fascinated by mystery and the morbid.
My favourite books growing up were R. L. Stine’s Fear Street, Frankenstein’s Children by Richard Pierce, anything by Christopher Pike and Paul Jennings – and of course, Sweet Valley Twins. In my teens, I got hooked on Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles and at university, I began to read all of Patricia Highsmith’s novels.
It wasn’t until 2014 when I took fiction writing seriously, and I have Singapore to thank for that. I was living and working in the Lion City at the time, and that was where I discovered writing communities, NaNoWriMo, and where my short stories were first published in anthologies.
Since then, I’ve attempted a few novel manuscripts and plenty of short stories. ‘Two Figures in a Car’ is my first self-named collection, consisting of pieces I wrote between 2014 and 2020. My hope is to be agented in the UK and North America and to tell the stories of my world for an international audience.
Outside of the book world, I love coffee, music, window shopping, travelling, hiking, going to the gym, and hanging out with my friends and family.
Wan Phing x