About Jia

I love to write, and I love to read. (And I also like art, design, fashion, film, history, photography, folklore and a couple of other things.) Sometimes I think I have ADHD, because my attention flits from one thing to another in an instant. Sometimes I think I might be cursed with OCD because I will obsess about one single, random, tiny detail for the longest time.

But through it all, I have always loved to read and write. And while I like to think that I read expansively on all topics and genres, I have to admit that speculative fiction has always been something of a favourite. Actually, one of my first crushes was Legolas from Lord of the Rings. I read the book at fourteen. (No, I’m not that young anymore.)  After that came Gerald Tarrant, from C.S. Friedman’s Coldfire Trilogy. And then I fell in love with Ender Wiggin, from Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game. (NO I AM NOT A PEDOPHILE) I’ll be the first to admit that those tumultuous days of raging teenage hormones are over, but I’ll always nurse a soft spot for my book heroes.

Apart from bookish stuff, I also enjoy dabbling in the kitchen, playing trying out new ice cream recipes, and expanding my tea collection.

I’m now slaving away with a day job in the beauty industry (who would have thought?) But I was previously an editor at a children’s publishing firm, and have freelanced as writer for a couple of publications. (Disney, CLEO, Telescope) Most importantly, I don’t mind extra cash. So if you would like to hire me for a writing or editing assignment, drop me a line at my email:

Email: lihuijia[at]gmail[dot]com

 

Works:

“earthrise” . this is how you walk on the moon, Ethos Books, 2016

“Shift”. Pacific Review, 2014.

Standoff“. Open Road Review, Issue 8, Feb 2014.

“In The Mouth Of The Beast”. Noir Carnival, Fox Spirit Books, July 2013

“First Weave”. Eastern Heathens, An Anthology of Subversive Asian Folklore, Ethos Books March 2013

Lift Lobby“. Runner-up in the Two Voices contest at Writing the City, 2011

 

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