Friday, July 12, 2019
I've been a fan of the royal family since I was a little boy and I've written several stories about the royals since then. Some have been published; some haven't; and some are still percolating in my mind.
I was inspired to write the Royal Pup Pack: Party at the Palace in honour of Prince Louis' first birthday and Archie Harrison's arrival into the royal fold and the story's themes are about love, acceptance and kindness and it is meant to highlight the need to re-home abandoned shelter dogs.
I've made donations from book sales to dog shelters here in Singapore. And I hope I will be able to help more. The book is available in e-book format on all platforms and will be available in bookstores in Singapore soon.
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
About six years ago I published my story Emma's Elephant, a story about a young girl and her invisible elephant, Ella, who battle nefarious elephant poachers.
I've always wanted to do a follow-up book but the time was never right and I couldn't come up with a suitable storyline.
That is until I met with my new publishers Pen International who wanted to do a series of books about animal conservation in SE Asia.
We came up with a few story ideas and then we had to find a good illustrator to redesign the characters for an Asian setting. And I eventually discovered the very talented Mark Yong at the Singapore Game and Comic Con last year.
The road to publication hasn't been an easy one; yes, I'm not an easy road to travel on (quite a grumpy and bumpy one) but we're still on track.
In our first story, Emma and Ella travel to Java to save the slow loris species from being illegally sold as pets. Yes, they're extremely cute but they are wild animals and removing them from their habitat is incredibly cruel and inhumane. And as they have a toxic bite, animal traders remove their teeth so they can't bite their new owners. Please help stop this now!
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
The senseless evil bombings in Sri Lanka and the shootings in the Mosques in New Zealand and the shooting in the synagogue in the US should remind us all that life is short, it is precious. Don't get upset about the small things.