2017 PITCHWAR MENTEE BIO

Greetings my lovely mentors and mentee hopefuls. My name is Elizabeth Chang-Gibson. I set up this blog just for the pitchwar bio. Honestly my first reaction about doing a bio was this:

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Then I did this:

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Finally…

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So here we go……..

FIRST MY COMPS FOR MY MS: AN EMBER IN THE ASHES meets MULAN

“DAUGHTERS OF THE DRAGONS” is a YA Fantasy set in an Asian neverworld modeled after the Tang Dynasty. There sixteen-year-old artist, Shala Li trades her brushes for a sword to save her little sister from a sorceress hell-bent on eating souls to feed her magical powers. On her journey she meets poet-thief, Zi Longfire who is as reckless as he is charming and opens her to the art of the sword. Both have their own reasons for bringing down the sorceress.

DAUGHTERS OF THE DRAGONS is an action adventure, an unexpected romance, and sisterly love. But what the story is really about is the willingness to sacrifice for love.

It is filled with the following elements:

Alternating POVs * Blue Forest * City in the Clouds * Walled City * Palace * Silk Gowns * Class Structure * Tattoos * Bazaar * Mythical Creatures * Dragons * Gourd of Immortality * Spirit Warriors * Ghosts * Sword Dancing * Nymphs of the Clouds * Flying Horses * Magic * Culture and rituals * Sister Relationship * Romance * Love * Sacrifice * Revenge of the Heart * Death

A feast for your eyes:

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WHO AM I?

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KIDDING!!!!!

But I am a voyager of life, sailing the waves that living throws my way.

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I grew up in Hawaii and I’m half of this and half of that. More specifically, my father was Chinese and my mother Polish/French. When my father passed away I felt I lost my Chinese identity. He was so accepting of my lack of looking Chinese and would often say “You look more haole (white) because you didn’t eat enough Chinese food.” I travelled to China looking for what I had lost. Then I submerged myself into the folktales and culture that I grew up in, hoping to find him and me. This story was the result.

I am hard-working and take critiques very well.

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Hey, I went to art school and believe me teachers and peers don’t hold back during open critiques at the end of term.

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“Ouch.”

I am a portrait painter. My approach to discover the essence of my subject has been almost the same technique I use to build my characters for a story. I get both of them talking, telling me their dreams, fears and secrets, and use music to pull out their essence. Then, bam, I’m there in their skin play acting, having a great time being somewhat God-like mixed in with a little schizophrenia.  Easily, you could say I’m a bit crazy.

My favorite painting:

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Thank you for stopping by and reading.

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