We write first in blood and tears, then go over in ink.

Cover of new book

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This book is really being revealed to me bit by bit. Don’t know if my heart can take it. Here’s the cover design.

From the back cover:  A Fighting Chance is a compelling tale of brotherhood, betrayal and love in the underworld.

A Fighting Chance will be available in bookstores starting from January 2017. Please support and buy a copy. I hope you will like it!

 

Storytelling@SWF

_mg_7386Singapore Writers Festival wanted an intergenerational storytelling session – something that would bond grandparents, parents and children. They chose Grandma’s 80th Birthday, which I wrote for MandarinaKids in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

blogLaunched my newest Young Adult novel A Fighting Chance at the Singapore Writers Festival 2016 on 5 November. Read the rest of this entry »

As part of my Meet the Author Assembly Talks in primary schools, there will always be one segment where, together with 5 budding authors, I create a story. I always tell the students “We’re going to tell a brand new story now that has never been told before, and will never be told again—it will fly momentarily above your heads like a scintillating butterfly and then it will flit away, never to be seen again.” Read the rest of this entry »

Book Launch at SWF

You are cordially invited to attend my book launch of my brand new book A Fighting Chance at Singapore Writers Festival on November 5. Read the rest of this entry »

Honoured to make it onto the Epigram Books Fiction Prize longlist. Apparently, 50 authors submitted their manuscripts and mine was one of ten that made it onto the longlist. Of course I wish very much to be on the shortlist.
I feel honoured and grateful for this affirmation from God and man.

http://shop.epigrambooks.sg/blogs/news/announcing-the-2016-epigram-books-fiction-prize-longlist

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Update: 24 Nov 2016

Was not shortlisted for the Prize, but Edmund Wee, Epigram’s publisher and CEO was very gracious. He said he would consider publishing the longlisted stories too. So exciting!
At the award ceremony dinner, I managed to take photos with magician and author Ning Cai (left) and the award winner Nuraliah Norasid (right), who wrote The Gatekeeper, a novel about a young girl with Medusa-like powers (!) .

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On October 15, Armour Publishing organised a writers’ workshop called The Passionate Pen to commemorate its 25th anniversary. Read the rest of this entry »

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