September 12, 2019

First of all, a confession. I am one of those authors that shudder at the thought of a "book launch". Don't get me wrong - I do a lot of storytelling and school visits as part of my job, but I see this as completely different as a "book launch". The very utterance of these words makes my blood cold... And I think I can explain why. I don't like to have a...

August 25, 2019

The sixth and final title of the series is out! I can hardly believe it myself.

The artist is about the special needs community doing their part to give back to society, in this case, helping out at a nursing home for the elderly. It also showcases the amazing talent of special needs persons. In this book, you will see real art by students of MINDS cleverl...

June 19, 2019

Book 5 of 6 from A Place for Us is out! It's called He's My Brother.


This title shines a light on siblings of special needs children. These typically developing siblings usually bear a tremendous burden and have their own unique struggles. Feelings of love, exasperation, fatigue, affection and envy get mixed up and become difficult to articulate. I'm inde...

May 8, 2019

In case you're wondering how I manage to spit out one title every month for this series, it's not because I'm a highly disciplined individual who does nothing but write. I'm a great procrastinator! The ground work for this series started early last year, and before I started on it, I had a broad idea of the characters and plot lines for each of the titles...

April 25, 2019

The third title of A Place for Us is out now at bookstores! It's called B-Boy Brothers. It's about all things "B", breakdancing, beatboxing and bullying.

Synopsis

Malik and his friends tease Yusuf whenever they see him passing by. When Malik learns of Yusuf's talents, he feels ashamed and has a change of heart. But will Malik make a stand for Yusuf?

Before t...

April 23, 2019

I had no idea National Library Board had produced a second volume of this booklist of Singaporean picture books! The first volume had listed my first title, Maxilla. This time, Stacey Goes to the Indian Heritage Centre is listed in this 2018 list!

Happy to be in the company of good friends such as Ruth Wan-Lau, who edited the Stacey & the Museums series, a...

April 11, 2019

The National Museum of Singapore has a new exhibition on called Packaging Matters. It's a small, but a impactful collection showcasing Singapore's food packaging from the early 20th century. Those of you who are old enough to remember tetrahedron milk packets would enjoy this exhibition!

On opening weekend, I was invited to do some "storytelling" (it's non...

March 25, 2019

Thank you to The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao for covering the book launch and World Down Syndrome Day!

Here are the links to the articles:

The Straits Times, "New Book for Children Based on MINDS In-School Minimart"

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/new-book-for-children-based-on-minds-in-school-minimart

The Straits Times, "MINDS launches second chi...

March 25, 2019

It's not normal to have another book launch just a month after your last one, surely! But that's what happened!

Snazzy socks are worn to commemorate World Down Syndrome Day. Freshly Pressed Socks, a local sock vendor, was on hand to ensure everyone was well-socked.

It was World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March, and it was the perfect day to launch I Can Help Y...

February 19, 2019

It's been a super exciting last few days! The launch of Not So Scary After All took place on 14 February 2019 at MINDS Fernvale Gardens and it was picked up by local media! I'm putting precious photos and media links here, just so I can remember all the amazing things that happened. Not So Scary After All featured therapy dogs, and I was so pleased that T...

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