My name is… Vicky Fang!
I am a… children’s book author. A product designer. An Aries. A dragon. An introvert. An idealist.
As a kid, I was… a goody goody. I hated breaking the rules or being in trouble. (But that doesn’t mean I never got in trouble!) I wanted to be a painter, and I played piano, violin, and tennis. I was also simultaneously a child model and an awkward little kid, which meant I usually wore some wacky 80’s clothing that really didn’t fit me properly. And of course, I loved reading—especially fantasy.
Writing is… like trying to put together a puzzle where the pieces keep changing shape! It’s so hard, but so rewarding. I love being able to create something from thoughts and words with the potential to reach and inspire kids around the world.
Reading is… a rediscovered treasure. As a child, I read all the time. Then at some point in college, I decided to read only plays (I was a theatre major.) This was a terrible idea!! I stopped reading for a long time, until I finally returned to books and reading whatever I felt like. Phew.
Books are… magic, escape, insight, fun, comfort, peace, ideas, and adventure.
Did you know… I am a debut author with five STEAM books for kids coming out this year! Layla and the Bots (Scholastic early chapter book series), Invent-a-Pet (Sterling picture book), and I Can Code (Sourcebooks board book series.)