Hi, I’m Delilah Waan!

I’m a Hong Kong born author based in Sydney, Australia who writes adult epic fantasy.

My debut novel won a semi-finalist award in the 9th Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off Contest in 2023.

Delilah Waan, author of Petition, an SPFBO9 semi-finalist award winner.

Petition is a story of love, debt, and sacrifice. It’s about an angry Asian daughter of immigrants fighting privileged rich kids in a ruthless job hunt tournament—think Jade City meets The Hunger Games.

The sequel, Supplicant, is about ambition, duty, and loyalty. It’s Six of Crows meets Mistborn: The Well of Ascension with a Locked Tomb twist—and it’s coming to Kickstarter in late 2024.

Read a sample from Petition:

On a book buying ban?

Here’s 3 ways to read Petition for free:

Where can you get the ebook?

Everywhere! But if you’re on a budget, consider buying direct from me:

When you buy from a retailer like Amazon, you’re locked in to their ecosystem—and I have to wait weeks, sometimes months, to get paid 70% or less.

If you buy direct from me, you own the ebook file. Forever. And 95% of what you pay goes towards my bills the very next day—so I can write more books for you.

Sound good? Just enter the code ‘DIRECT’ (without quotes) at checkout to get this exclusive discount.

Use the following methods get the ebook on your e-reader of choice.

Too much of a hassle? The ebook of Petition is at all major retailers:

Prefer to read in print?

Petition is available in both paperback and hardcover formats! Signed copies are available from my store and will ship from Australia, while unsigned copies will ship direct from the printer:

Your local indie bookstore will be able to order a copy in at the counter for you, or you can get it from major retailers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble:

Do you like book swag?

Signed book plates, map prints, and a book box are available in my store. All book swag will ship from Australia:

Not ready to buy, but want to hear more from me?

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