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Added New Books

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Had to add two new books Shaped for a Purpose and A Fighting Chance.
I liked my previous collage, but every time I needed to add a new book,
I had to go find all the previous books to snap a photo.
So I have decided to change to this linear (boring) style,
so I can add new books easily.
Shaped for a Purpose (Armour Publishing) and A Fighting Chance (Scholastic)
are brand-new releases. Please pick them up from major bookstores!
Thank you for your support!


Published Books

Did a collage of books I had written.
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 But that was before “Ryan the Playground Expert” was launched.

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So now I have to do a new collage.

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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I’m Blogged

My friend and multi-award winning children’s book author Emily Lim mentioned my story in her blog. Thanks Emily.


Scholastic Asian Book Award First Runner Up

I won the Scholastic Asian Book Award 1st Runner Up position! The results were announced on the same day as my Grandma’s 80th Birthday Book Launch – 29 May 2012. So, it was a memorable day.

Scholastic Asian Book Award

So happy that my story “The Locked Up Boy” is one of four entries shortlisted for the Scholastic Asian Book Award 2012. Really praying that I can win this competition and get a publishing contract.


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