You’ve arrived at the borders of Gwen’s Realm …
|Fact #1:||Our world is far more vast than you think.|
|Fact #2:||Myriad worlds exist alongside ours.|
||Unusual beings live among us, but once you get to know them they aren’t so strange anymore.|
|Fact #4:||Magic and science coexist.|
An Excerpt from Beth Cato’s CALL OF FIRE
Last year, I read Beth Cato’s BREATH OF EARTH, the first book in her Blood of Earth series. Though I have a policy of not reviewing any works of fiction or even commenting about them in public, I must say I loved the read. I was also thoroughly impressed with the level of detail Beth built into her world, as well as the huge, huge fast-paced action.
Now, CALL OF FIRE, book two in the series is out!… Read More »
Finally, GwenPhua.com is Revamped
For years I resisted updating Wordpress, for fear stuff would break down and I’d have a heap of work. I also strongly resisted revamping this site, because … heap of work. I wanted to write novels rather than sort through code. There was a reason I didn’t major in computer science. I HATE debugging!! However, one can only resist the tide for so long.… Read More »
23andme Explains My Odd Hair
In 2014, I spat some saliva into a plastic kit, and in a few weeks, my genes were spelled out to me. It was a long list of letters and numbers, consisting of rsid identifiers, genotypes (A, G, C, T combos), and their positions. Raw data I couldn’t read. Back then, 23andme mainly offered ancestry reports, which were never of interest to me. I took the test purely for medical (preventive) reasons, and relied entirely on my sister, a doctor specializing in integrative medicine, to get the data interpreted (only partially though). Anyhow, I’m not here to talk about my SNPs or mutations, but my hair!… Read More »
The Real Me vs the Not Me
Sometimes I google myself to check what comes up. In case anyone out there tries hunting for me, I hope they realize not every Gwen Phua is me, even though it isn’t a common name. Most of the results do point to me, due to the large number of app reviews I’ve written in the past. Unfortunately, the top listing, the Gwen Phua on LinkedIn, is NOT me.… Read More »
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