Editor’s Note: The article has been updated as of June 1, 2020, 9.30AM.
After the success of her first book “Midnight Monologues, which swept the youth off their feet as Charissa Ong took them on a journey of heartbreak, sadness and down the road of self-empowerment.
Her second book “Daylight Dialogues” is the second poetry and short stories book that features 4 chapters (Echoes, Now, Reflections & Tales). “Daylight Dialogues” explores the world of the millennial mind and deals with a spectrum of themes and ideas on human relationship and emotions that connect people together. “Daylight Dialogues” also portrays the day-to-day human musings brought to life with a touch of simplicity and elegance.
Pushing her boundaries with more writing challenges, her new book sees her engaging her readers with anagrams; poems that you can read from top to bottom, two-sided poetry and diminishing poetry styles. This book promises to take you on a journey of self-discovery while being entertained by Charissa’s unique style of writing.
“It was a long and demanding journey but I never gave up, instead that pushed me to challenge myself further and I hope with this, I can encourage Malaysians to be more in tune in the culture of reading as well as to prove that Malaysians can also compete equally in the international area,” said Charissa Ong, author of Midnight Monologues and Daylight Dialogues.
The Malaysian-based publisher and author made headlines in 2016 for being the youngest self-made publisher when publishing houses turned her down. Charissa Ong took the reins herself and started her own publishing house and went on to publish her first poetry and short stories book “Midnight Monologues” which was awarded MPH’s Best Book of 2016 and remained to be the Best Seller list for the year outdoing titles from Lang Leav, Jojo Moyes, and Mitch Albom in January 2017. “Midnight Dialogues” has also earned the Award-Winning Finalist in the Poetry category and Best Cover Design: Fiction category of the 2017 International Book Awards. She is also the founder of Penwings Publishing, an independent publishing house in Malaysia.
The now Best-Selling Daylight Dialogues is available on Penwings Publishing for $11.