Next Author Talk

Updated my slides for Author Talk at Imagine|Native! at S.E.A. Aquarium on June 5. I am grateful to God for His blessings and thankful for the support of the reading and publishing community for these acknowledgements. Please join my illustrator Haw Shing Yee and me at S.E.A. Aquarium on June 5, from 1:15 to 2:45 pm!


Scholastic Asian Book Award Finalist

Not in the Stars Finally, my book is coming to Singapore!   Please come!  Not In The Stars is launching at Asian Festival of Children's Content 2014. I will be at the AFCC Festival Bookstore and autographing Not In The Stars on June 1-3 at lunchtime at Central Library lobby. See you there.

Book Stuff

Pauline Loh on the writing of her Scholastic Asian Book Award winning novel, The Locked up Boy

From Scholastic India blog

Scholastic India

Writing The Locked Up Boy



I wrote The Locked Boy in 2010 because I was hungry for a love story and I could not get my hands on one that I liked. I wrote it within a few weeks, but of course, the storyline was very rough.


In 2011, I decided to try for the Scholastic Asian Book Award competition. I anguished over the manuscript I would submit. It has to promote good values, be inspirational and universal, etc. With such a tall order, I developed just as big a mental block. My mind was blank.


Eventually, out of sheer determination, I bashed out a story on my keyboard. It had the elements on my checklist – it had a moral at the ending, was peppered with inspirational quotes and touched on universal values. There was one hitch… it was boring.


Of course, I did…

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