About Michael Pang:
Project manager by profession but modern Renaissance man by nature, Michael Pang has dabbled in many different areas in his career. From working with steam turbines to eventually switching into the world of IT, his plethora of experience highlights his personality – he’s a person always searching for more knowledge.
Michael was born in Hong Kong in 1983. His family immigrated to San Francisco when he was three and eventually landed in Florida. After graduating from high school, Michael gained his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech. Despite his currently demanding work schedule, Michael is very involved in activities at his local Project Management Institute Chapter where he fulfills his passion for teaching as the Vice President of Education. But, his desire to serve and help others doesn’t end there, he’s an avid Christian and very active in his local church. He loves kids, with two daughters of his own with his lovely wife, and volunteers at children’s church in his ministry.
He speaks fluent Cantonese and Mandarin and in his free time enjoys reading, writing, eating, cooking, playing music, dancing, singing, and watching musicals. One of his mottos is “Everyday that he hasn’t learned something new is a day wasted.”
What inspires you to write?
It might sound strange, but…dreams. Everyone has dreams, but most people forget what they dream about when they wake up the next morning. However, sometimes you get dreams that are just so intriguing that they get stuck in your mind. I have those sometimes, and when I wake, I would always try to force myself back to sleep to continue the dream. Sometimes, it works, sometimes it doesn’t. When it doesn’t, I always say to myself, “I wonder what would happen next.” My mind would start to daydream throughout the day of possible subsequent scenarios and possible endings. That’s actually how my first novel, IN THE EYES OF MADNESS, came about.
Tell us about your writing process.
I always try to outline the entire story to see if can imagine where it will all go first. Even for book series, I try to outline what the overall story would be, then break it up into books. And then I would go back and create a new detailed outline for the specific book that I would start with.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
No, but I do imagine conversations they have with other unrelated literary characters.
What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t be afraid of what others will think of you based upon your writing. Just write whatever comes to your minds and let yourself free.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I enjoy watching movies, simply for entertainment purposes. Reading is the same, except the movie happens in my mind. I want my stories to also become movies in other’s minds.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
All Ebooks and audiobooks!
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Paranormal, Fantasy, Scifi
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
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