Update on my work:
My newest children’s picture book, Playtime with Ye Ye is a SG50 project and was awarded the irememberSG Fund. It was published in December 2014 and will be formally launched at Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) 2015 on May 30 by Playtime with Ye Ye’s illustrator Haw Shing Yee.
The second book in my Keep Calm and Mother On series is already on sale. This book celebrates Mother’s Day 2015. It will be launched in mid June 2015.
The first book in my series Keep Calm and Mother On was published in 2014 by Armour Publishing. It was launched on Mother’s Day at Women Empowered for Work and Mothering (WEWAM) Forum to warm response.
A Young Adult Fiction book, it won the Scholastic Asian Book Award 2012. Today, I heard that it had been shortlisted for Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award 2015! Even just making the shortlist is such an honour!
I have been invited to quite a few primary schools to give Assembly Talks about Not in the Stars. Public speaking is so different from writing! I am glad for the training.
Not in the Stars is available here.
The Little Red Helicopter
The book that started my career as a book author. The Little Red Helicopter (2009) was my first book and first time winning a book award. It was a winner of the First Time Writers and Illustrators Publishing Initiative.
This trilogy of bilingual books published by MandarinaKids from 2012 to 2014 has been better received by parents than my English books! Ha ha. Grandma’s Eightieth Birthday was also part of a kit that won a Dr Toy award. Indeed, these books, accompanied by an audio CD, fulfills a great need in Singapore for children to learn two languages in a fun manner. You can get the books here.
Ryan the Playground Expert
It has been extremely emotional writing this book, which was eventually published by Straits Times Press. It is inspired by my friend, Ansel Lim, a Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy patient. But he is not confined by his condition and lives with a victorious spirit. We have much to learn from him. You can get the book here.
Robot in My Playground
Yes, you can say a lot of my inspiration happens in the playground!
This story reflects a lot about my relationship with my Big and Brave
Best Friend Forever.
Thanks to Epigram Books for believing in me enough to publishing this book.
You can get the book here.
My first self-published book and my first Mothering book. I published this with Ean Ng to emphasise the importance and to give practical tips on how mothers can balance work and parenting.
Pls email for your copy of Loving Mum Forever.
I was commissioned to write Yellow Ribbon’s 10th Anniversary Book. It was a great privilege but also an awesome responsibility. Glad that it is now an e-book and, in printed form, it is distributed to prison organisations all over the world.
You can download the e-book.
The Joy of Service – Toi Boon How
There is a special joy and heartache in writing Legacy Books. Mr Toi Boon How was such a giant of a man. I learned alot while interviewing him for the book. Sadly, before we could launch his memoir, Mr Toi entered his eternal rest.
My first Youth non-fiction book. This is a collection of stories from the youth’s point of view about cyber wellness – an issue of increasing importance in hyper-connected Singapore. The book was commissioned by TOUCH Cyber Wellness (TCW) and used as a resource in its cyber wellness education. It is available here.
An important social responsibility book. This book provides nation-wide policies and help to tackle an urgent issue in Singapore – the growing silver population.
Caring for Seniors was commissioned by TOUCH Community Services and published by Write Editions.
The Little Red Helicopter iPhone application
Synopsis: The tale of a special playground toy comes to life with this animated interactive storybook. Award-winning “The Little Red Helicopter” makes the leap to iPhone with sound effects and quirky animation. Available on itunes.apple.com
Involvement: Well; none at all actually. All thanks to Straits Times Press who got my 2009 book onto iPhone!
No More Cocoa” – A Children’s Story about Pneumococcal Disease
Synopsis: Polly and Peter find out what pneumococcal disease is and how they can be protected against it. Includes a Parents’ Guide. I was commissioned by Pfizer Singapore, through Edelman, to write this educational children’s story. It was published as part of a national education programme focused on pneumococcal disease and the importance of vaccination. It was given to children in preschools like My First Skool.
Successful Breastfeeding – A Practical Guide
Synopsis: This book is written by Mount Alvernia Hospital’s Senior Lactation Consultant Ms Kang Phaik Gaik. It is a significant publication as it focuses on breastfeeding in the Asian context. Published by Write Editions and available at major bookstores.
Involvement: It has been very educational editing this book. I thought I knew alot about the subject, but Sis Kang is not called the ‘breastfeeding guru’ for nothing!
Finding My Voice – a true story of setbacks, new beginnings and toy characters
Synopsis: Award-winning author Emily Lim chronicles her lowest season in life as a vocal cripple and subsequent recovery with a voice that comes with great candour. It is a book for anyone who has encountered fear, despair and loss of self-worth. It inspires us to have the hope that when one door closes, another opens. Finding My Voice is published by Write Editions and available at major bookstores.
Involvement: It is a privilege to get to know Emily as a friend through our writers’ group. Copyproofing her book brought tears to my eyes.
Out of the Harbour
Synopsis: Out of the Harbour is a frank and beautiful account of one young person’s obedience to God’s call in global missions. Jiamin Choo spent her youth on board Doulos, visiting many countries to bring knowledge, help and hope. The book will be launched in the first quarter of 2011.
Involvement: Jiamin is a petite young lady but a giant in her faith. It has been an inspiring journey editing her book and being in the same writers’ group with her.
Upbeat – a quarterly publication by Employer Alliance
Synopsis: Employer Alliance is a network of corporations committed to create an enabling work environment to enhance work-life integration. Upbeat is one of its tools to equip members with Work-Life Integration knowledge.
Involvement: I feel it is important that working parents like myself be given help to balance work, family and personal growth. So I am grateful to Employer Alliance for this opportunity to contribute to an improved Singapore lifestyle.
Beauty Defined – Becoming a Disciple of Christ
Synopsis: Commissioned by Equipping Leaders for Asia, these two workbooks help single and married women to become more effective disciples of Christ. They cover important areas of our lives like spiritual growth, attitude to work, effectiveness as parents and balancing priorities.
Involvement: Compiled these lessons based on Cynthia Heald’s excellent series of devotional books and Tim Elmore’s Habitudes.
Our Very Own – Stories Celebrating Adoptive Families
Synopsis: A compilation of inspiring stories about love, the courage to love and how adoptive parents overcome obstacles and challenges to become a family with their chosen children. A very useful book for couples considering adoption or for readers who simply want to be inspired by extraordinary love. It is available by mail order from TOUCH Community Services or you can buy the book at the TCS office. Produced by Write Editions.
Involvement: Another book that brought tears to my eyes as I edited it… even after reading it several rounds. One begins to understand the quote “Adoption is another word for love”.
Heart Sell – Cultivating authentic sales that last
Synopsis: Angela Oh has had 20 over years of experience in sales and shares it with us in this book. More than a book about sales techniques, this inspirational work teaches us about positivity and mental strength. Produced by Write Editions. Read more in http://www.heartsell.sg
Involvement: I came in only at the end to copyproof the draft. I learned that selling is not a vocation; it’s a passion.
The Soy Sauce Towkay
Synopsis: This book is about the founder of Yeo Hiap Seng (YHS), Yeo Thian In. It chronicles how he turned a soy sauce company into a public listed food and beverage company. More than that, it is a heartwarming account of family ties and faith.
Involvement: It was a well-written story that required very little copyproofing. It’s a privilege to be involved even in a minor way in a book that contributes to Singapore’s legacy.
Besides books, I also worked on various websites. SNEF’s portal on Re-employment of Older Workers deserves mention. See it on http://www.re-employment.sg
I wrote two series on Pregnancy Tips and Baby Development for iPhone applications. They were commissioned by Huggies. Thanks, Sumeet!
Thanks also to Matthew Lim, Jimmy Tan and Fpix for patiently guiding me to improve on my video scripts.
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