Cindy Pon was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and her family immigrated to California in 1980, settling in the suburbs of Los Angeles. She began writing stories before she was officially declared English proficient. She is a student of Chinese brush painting, and her love for the art is reflected in her storytelling.
Her debut, Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of Xia (Greenwillow, 2009) was named one of the top ten fantasy and sci fi novels for youth in 2009 by ALA’s Booklist. The sequel to Silver Phoenix, titled Fury of the Phoenix, was released in April 2011. Serpentine, the first title in her Xia duology, was published by Month9Books in September 2015.
Cindy will appear on the Young Adult Stage at the Tots, Tweens, & Teens Book Festival on May 14, 2016.