Cover Reveal: The Glint of the Luopan ✨

Finally, my cover is here! ☯️There truly are some gifted artists out there, and I’ve been lucky to find one – thanks again, @miblart! I particularly like the sky city above Lai Fang’s head, and look at the Luopan’s intricate details! It conveys a sense of mystery and melancholy, same as my novel, I hope…

Chinese characters: 梦

I’ve always loved the character 梦 – two trees with a kind of abyss beneath it. Or is it an eye that sees beyond reality? In my Urban Fantasy novel „The Glint of the Luopan“, the dream world is almost as important as the real world. Dreams create the sky cities, and provide a habitat…

Top 5 Rules for Portal Travelling

I’ve gradually become aware of how important it is to set some ground rules for one’s own speculative world. These are for the horizontal travel portals which you can use to travel long distances.

Chinese characters: 水

水 (water) is one of the first chinese characters I learned. I love its simplicity, the fact that it has a center from which smaller strokes emanate. Water also plays an important role in The Glint of the Luopan (To be published in October/November). Lai Fang finds herself magically drawn to places near water, such as the Hudson River in New York,…

Orgon.

 Izzy took a deep breath and pushed a button next to the model of China. A whirring sounded, something opened in the middle of the model and a glass pillar went up. At the same time, a hissing sound rang out as the pillar filled with smoke. (…) Slowly, very slowly, tiny outlines began…

Hello, World of Fantasy Readers!

There was nothing going on here for longer. Now, laemmchenblog is undergoing serious change – from a reviewing site to an author’s site. I have been writing Urban Fantasy and Coming of Age under the pseudonym Sally Feng for some time. My new book „The Glint of the Luopan“ will finally launch this autumn. Expect…

Tipps for Beginners or Don’t Do It Because of Covid

My first (anti-)tip: Don’t do it because of Corona. Don’t start writing because you’re bored. Nothing significant will come of it. If you want to publish traditionally:• You don’t need to write the whole thing to send it out to agencies or small publishers. Write a few chapters first, polish them and see if there’s…

A sneak-preview into my newest psychedelic project

While I’m looking for an agent for my Urban Fantasy novel „The Glint of the Luopan“ (Working Title), I’m currently working on a Coming-of-Age-Story that revolves around fears, music and psychedelics. Here’s a little extract: I was starting to meditate as well, sitting on my bed cross-legged for ten minutes every morning and evening. One…

Mein Roman – „Die Anatomie blauroter Rosen“ (Kampenwand-Verlag)

Nachdem ich 2016 eine Novelle veröffentlicht hatte, ist nun mein erster Roman „Die Anatomie blauroter Rosen“ im Kampenwand-Verlag erschienen (https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B09173H3VS/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0). Ein Buch für alle, die sich für Geschichten im Studentenmilieu und fürs Schreiben und die Literatur an sich interessieren. Hier könnt ihr euch direkt den Buchtrailer ansehen: Worum geht es genau? Als Erin zu einer…

My very first app design 📱

Lately, I’ve been delving into UI/UX design, trying to enrich my portfolio. My first assignment was to design a vintage music app: