Get to Know… Vicky Fang!

My name is… Vicky Fang!

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Photo credit: Lindsay Wiser.

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.

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Me, as a kid.

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.

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Visiting my publisher for the first time.

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.)

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My 2020 books.

You can find me… on Twitter at @fangmous, on Instagram at @fangmousbooks, or on my website at www.vickyfang.com. Come say hi!