cindyauthor1cWelcome to my author and brush artist website! Please take the time to look around. I blog infrequently, though it is often image heavy with photos and my latest brush paintings. And I twitter (too) frequently! My local indie is the fabulous Mysterious Galaxy Books, and they carry all my titles. You can order personalized copies of WANT now through Mysterious Galaxy and get gorgeous swag of original art!  (Leave a note when ordering online that you’d like the book personalized and to whom.) WANT, my first near-future thriller set in Taipei will be published by Simon Pulse June 13th, 2017!


“Pon does a bang-up job packing in skyscraper-scaling, flying (on airborne mo-peds), hand-to-hand combat and high-tech espionage. The world she’s created is positively chilling.”—Catherine Hong for The New York Times

“With expert pacing and poignant social commentary, Pon tells the story of a world in which the line between haves and have nots has never been more stark. Pon also creates an excellent, vibrant character within Jason, whose emotions run deep.”—Swapna Krishna for Los Angeles Times 

Thank you Veronica Roth for your blurb!
“WANT by Cindy Pon paints a vibrant picture of futuristic Taipei, with characters that will stay with you long after you finish. A fresh, compelling—and timely—addition to YA science fiction.” —Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Carve the Mark and the Divergent series

WANT is a Junior Library Selection for Fall 2017!

“An exciting, socially conscious futuristic thriller.”—Kirkus Reviews

“A strong sci-fi novel that will entice an array of readers.”—Amy Reddy for School Library Journal

“Pon excels as this society’s architect, constructing sights, sounds, and smells that make this Taipei come alive.”—Ilene Cooper for Booklist

“Sci-fi fans, especially those with any knowledge of the current city of Taipei, will find this to be a gripping, fast read that blends cultural elements, edgy tech, and a future coming out of a recognizable pollution-heavy current path.”—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Sacrifice is a Junior Library Selection for Fall 2016!

Sacrifice received a *starred review* from Kirkus Reviews!

Serpentine is named a “Big Indie Book” of Fall 2015 by Publishers Weekly. I received my first review from PW as well: “Action, secrets, love, and a search for identity combine in a powerful tale about what ensues when the underworld and the real world collide.”—Publishers Weekly

diversity in YASince 2011, Malinda Lo and I have been passionate about talking and promoting diversity in young adult literature! Visit our official website and check out our new tumblr page for even more up to date news on diversity in publishing.