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Jade’s Public Book Launch

1I thank God for the favour from Asian Festival of Children’s Content, Singapore Chinese Girls’ School and the illustrator of Jade’s Quest for Her Heritage, Heng Li Ching, for a successful public book launch on September 8, 2019.   (more…)

You’re Invited! Jade’s Quest at AFCC


Asian Festival of Children’s Content is one of the most prominent gatherings of children’s book authors, publishers and illustrators in this region. So, it is an honour to have a public launch for Jade’s Quest for Her Heritage here. Moreover, we will be doing it in The Pod, with a sweeping view of downtown and the skyline.

Illustrator Heng Li Ching’s art will also be displayed at the AFCC Book Illustrators Gallery (BIG).

Please join us for our big day! September 8, 2pm, in The Pod at Central Library, Victoria Street.

Jade’s Quest Book Launch

On 8 August 2019, I was invited to the Book Launch of Jade’s Quest for Her Heritage at Singapore Chinese Girls’ School. After labouring on this book for half a year, I am extremely relieved and satisfied to see it in print.

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On the day itself, I invited my daughter Maxine to join me for the book launch. It was a good chance for her to revisit her alma mater. Maxine studied in SCGS from 2006 to 2015. The Launch was being held together with SCGS National Day celebrations. The timing was deliberate as the book had national and cultural content, having won funding from National Heritage Board and SGBicentennial.
During the celebrations, we got to watch tiny Kim Geks dance to a medley of Singapore tunes. Totally adorable! Squeeworthy shots! But I can’t post photos of minors here! Then, it was on to the Launch, held in the Alice Lee Hall.
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The team responsible for the Book Launch– (from left) project coordinator SCGS Vice Principal Ho Hui Ping, National Heritage Board Grace Chan, artist Heng Li Ching, me and SCGS Ms Kang. Missing from picture is my designer Haw Shing Yee.

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I also thank my writers’ group– The Penultimate Stop– for their presence at the launch. 

I have so, so many thoughts about Jade’s Quest inspiration and creation, which I will share soon.

Book Review – What Was I Thinking? by Gurmit Singh

blog_200617I’m happy to announce the book launch of What Was I Thinking? this Saturday.

Date: 24 June 2017, Saturday
Time: 4pm – 5pm
Venue: Kinokuniya, Ngee Ann City

Editing the book What Was I Thinking? authored by Gurmit Singh was kind of like my swansong before I left Armour Publishing (more…)

A Book for Mother’s Day 2015

blogAnnouncing the publication of my newest book – Keep Calm and Mother On – 21 stories from mothers with children aged 1 to 21. (more…)

Playtime with Ye Ye Book Launch


You are cordially invited for Book Launch of Playtime with Ye Ye, a SG50 project awarded with the irememberSG Fund.

Haw Shing Yee debuts as Children’s Book Illustrator. She will launch Playtime with Ye Ye on 30 May, 4pm, at Asian Festival of Children’s Content held at the Central Library on Victoria Street.




Announcing New Book

Ariel and Her Honesty Pig

My newest children’s bilingual picture book and the third in the series “Chronicles of Meng Meng and An An” will be launched at Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) 2014.  Announcing – Ariel and Her Honesty Pig.

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Promotions on the book:



Ariel and Her Honesty Pig is the third book in the “Chronicles of Meng Meng and An An” series. The first book “Grandma’s Eightieth Birthday” was part of a kit that won Dr Toy’s 100 Best Children’s Products for 2013. The second book is very appealing to boys – “Little Jay Writes an Adventure”.



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