Wednesday, September 7, 2016

POPCLUB, September 2016

Got a nice mention and a good photo of me speaking to the participants at the Popular Children's Book Writing Workshop in the September 2016 issue of POPCLUB from Popular Books.

Dr. Gan Siew Hua, author of Given Another Chance, one of my editing clients and recently featured in The Star, also got a nice mention, as did the other speakers Eliza Teoh, Heidi Shamsuddin, Jonathan Ng, and Yusof Gajah.

I first met Dr. Gan at last year’s Popular Bookfest Writing Workshop in Kuala Lumpur, and she approached me about hiring me to edit her story that she wrote during one of my sessions.  That story led to another and another and she kept churning out first-person stories about her insightful experiences which landed her a book deal.  Then I met her recently in Kuching and again in KL at this year’s workshop, where she was back with her daughter, hoping to pick up more pointers, and write another book.  While in KL, Dr. Gan passed me an autographed copy of her book that contained a generous acknowledgement: