Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ika's Fantasy

It’s a passion, I can’t stop doing it. I can’t cry over a rejection and then not write anymore. I learned the hard way. The rejections were disheartening but you learn to do it again.
Young Malaysian fantasy writer Ika Vanderkoeck has just had a a short story published in an international anthology Ages Of Wonder, and talks to Allan Koay in The Star about the tough road ahead and those who have helped her on her journey so far, including a very valuable mentor Janny Wurts.

Allan's portrait of her is spot on (as anyone who saw her at Readings@Seksan will agree) :
Meeting Ika for the first time, one can’t help but be prone to fantasy cliches in trying to describe her. “Elfin” comes to mind immediately – she is petite, soft-spoken, waif-like, almost like a character straight out of a fantasy novel.

5 comments:

Amir Muhammad said...

Eww, Allan is perving!

Anonymous said...

Funny, Amir!!! :-)))

By the way, enjoyed your article on Eric Forbes's blog.

- Poppadumdum

Anonymous said...

Funny, Amir!!! :-)))

By the way, enjoyed your article on Eric Forbes's blog.

- Poppadumdum

Eeleen Lee said...

so proud of this lady!

Damyanti said...

Congrats to Ika...!