Aaron Lee Soon Yong is the prize-winning author of A Visitation of Sunlight (1997), a poetry collection that was voted one of the year’s best books by The Straits Times. He co-edited several poetry anthologies including the best-selling No Other City. Lee’s work has appeared in many publications and he has performed his work internationally. His 2007 poetry collection Five Right Angles was a finalist in the Singapore Literature Prize.
Adeline, a Singaporean, is an MFA graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Asia. She has 18 books, with four national bestsellers. The Diary of Amos Lee: I Sit, I Write, I Flush! won the Red Dot award for Best Junior Fiction in 2009; it is also published by Hachette India and Lentera Hati Indonesia, and adapted for a TV series on MediaCorp kids’ channel – Jan to Mar 2012.
English, Fiction, Non-fiction, Children’s, Young Adult
AJ Low is the husband-and-wife team of Adan Jimenez and Felicia Low-Jimenez. Born in California to Mexican immigrant parents, Adan became an immigrant himself when he moved to Singapore. Felicia was born and raised in Singapore where she spent most of her childhood with her head in the clouds and her nose buried in a book. Together, they write the Sherlock Sam children's series, and lots of short stories featuring robots, ninjas, cowboys, superheroes, and sofas. Separately, they write reviews, microfiction, short stories, and various other things, plus occasionally edit as well.
A master wordsmith, Andy has also spent 15 years in the banking & finance industry dealing in derivatives, FX, Equities, and Wealth Management and 5 years in communications. He is a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) and holds an MBA from South Australia. Andrew also has a professional diploma in banking & finance from the Institute of Banking & Finance. He currently sits on the Editorial Board for the Financial Planning Association of Singapore’s (FPAS) trade magazine for industry practitioners.
Angeline Yap has poems in many anthologies of Singapore writing including QLRS, “No Other City”, and “&Words”. They have also been published or performed in America, Australia, Edinburgh, Finland etc. Some have been set to music, or translated into Mandarin, Malay & Tamil. She has worked with artists from Asia, Australia, UK and USA.
Annalyn Ng completed her MPhil degree at the University of Cambridge Psychometrics Centre, where she mined consumer data for targeted advertising and programmed cognitive tests for job recruitment. Disney Research later roped her into their behavioral sciences team, where she examined psychological profiles of consumers. Annalyn was also an undergraduate statistics tutor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her book, Numsense!, teaches data science to the layman.
English, Fiction, Children’s
Chloe Chang is an illustrator and animator based in Singapore. She graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Animation and is looking for opportunities to create and collaborate with other artists and writers in Singapore and beyond.
Chloe is currently working on her first independent animated film and finding work as a freelance illustrator and storyboard artist.
English, Malay, Others, Children’s
A mother of 3 teenage girls, aged 17, 16 and 12. An experienced early childhood educator. Won a merit award in the Mother Tongue Pre School Malay Language Teacher Award year 2014. The only Singaporean writer involved in ‘Project 100 buku’ organized by Karangkraf, Malaysia.
Has since, published 2 children picture books, ‘Mana Ulat?’ and ‘Aduh! Sakitnya’
Malay, Fiction, Poetry
Isa Kamari graduated with B.Arch (Hons) from the National University of Singapore (1998), and M.Phil in Malay Letters from the Unviersiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (2008). He is currently Manager, Architecture with the Land Transport Authority, Singapore.
He has written seven novels in Malay: Satu Bumi, Kiswah, Tawassul, Menara, Atas Nama Cinta, Memeluk Gerhana and Rawa. Three were translated into English: One Earth (Satu Bumi), Intercession (Tawassul) and Nadra (Atas Nama Cinta). He also published two collections of poems, Sumur Usia and Munajat Sukma, a collection of short stories, Ketsa Minda and a collection of theatre scripts, Pintu. Isa also writes song lyrics and scripts for television drama serials and documentaries.
Isa was conferred the S.E.A Write Award (2006), the Cultural Medallion, the highest Arts Awards in Singaproe (2007), and the Anugerah Tun Seri Lanang, the highest Malay Literary Award in Singapore (2009).
An experienced journalist in Singapore, Jacqueline has worked on magazines, newspapers, and books for 20 years. She has covered a wide range of genres including travel, health, and real estate, and has workd on both B2B and B2C titles.
Writer, Editor, Publisher
English, Fiction, Non-fiction
Publishing was a passion found. And after 8 years, my love for publishing has grown. My expertise ranges from cover design, typesetting, (copy)editing, proofreading, and indexing to photography and copywriting. I enjoy working on fiction and non-fiction, which includes newsletters, organisation reports, academic articles and books, etc. And of course, I love reading.
English, Tamil, Children’s
I am a retired teacher who is interested in writing. At age of 60, I wrote my first book titled Jaden and the Rainbow, published by Partridge Publishing.
Writer, Editor, Illustrator, Translator
English, Chinese, Fiction, Non-fiction, Children’s
Joey Tam has six years of experience in Chinese-to-English translation, English-to-Chinese translation, and copywriting. Her native languages are English and Cantonese, so she is good at writing in both simplified and traditional Chinese.
Tamil, Poetry, Children’s
K.T.M. IQBAL (1940) has authored seven collections poetry and written over two hundred children’s songs for Radio Singapore’s programmes in the seventies to eighties, “ பாடிப் பழகுவோம் ” [ Let us sing ]. He has contributed poems, essays, and short stories to the region’s leading newspapers and magazines. His poem “ தண்ணீர் ” ( Water) was selected for display in MRT trains  and for exhibition at EXPO 2000 in Hanover, Germany. His awards include Montblanc-NUS Centre for the Arts Literary Award (1996) , and South East Asia Write Award (2001) .
Kenneth Soo is due to complete his MS degree in Statistics at Stanford University by mid-2017. He was the top student for all three years of his undergraduate class in Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (MORSE) at the University of Warwick, where he was also a research assistant with the Operational Research & Management Sciences Group, working on bi-objective robust optimization with applications in networks subject to random failures. His book, Numsense!, teaches data science to the layman.
Kimming Yap is a design entrepreneur and the managing director of Creativeans, an interdisciplinary creative company.
Kimming is a leading expert on branding and design strategies, and a recipient of multiple design awards.
He is a frequent keynote speaker and serves on the judging panel of Singapore Prestige Brand Award.
English, Fiction, Non-fiction, Children’s
Gwen Lee is the author of the architecture book City of Waves: VivoCity and the children’s books Little Cloud Wants Snow! and There Was a Peranakan Woman Who Lived in a Shoe. Trained as an architect, she is one of the few writers straddling the fields of architecture and literature.
Writer, Illustrator, Translator
English, Others, Children’s
EFL teacher with 8 years of experience. Masters in Applied Linguistics. Published didactic book for children in 2014 Looking for the Perfect Hat. Will focus on more story writing and illustrating in 2015. Fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
English, Non-fiction, Children’s, Education
I write children's nursery rhymes and poetry, children's songs, and educational texts. I also write greeting cards for all occasions.
I have publizhed Alphabetic Rhymes, a rhyming ABC book for children.
English, Fiction, Non-fiction, Children’s
Noella Menon is the author of the illustrated children’s book titled When I Grow Up published by Little Latitude and launched in Singapore at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content in 2014. She is also a freelance writer and her articles have been published in lifestyle magazines such as Young Parent, Singapore Women’s Weekly, and Indiase in Singapore and in Femina India. She is also a professional voiceover artist.
Writer, Editor, Translator
English, Chinese, Tamil, Fiction, Non-fiction, Children’s
Prema oversees editorial, literary, creative and translation aspects of all Crimson Earth imprints. She has penned three books, translated eight, and edited over 30 titles. Prema was the recipient of the Creative Arts Grants in 2014.
English, Fiction, Children’s
I have been a teacher for more than 15 years. During this period I have taught various age groups from nursery to middle school.
School Annual days gave me the opportunity to bring my creativity to life. I have written and directed many plays for such occasions.
Writing poems is a passion. My poem commemorating SG50 was published on Read Singapore by NLB. I have won many competitions in poetry writing.
Being the editor of the school year book also brought home the fact that editing is something I enjoy. I have edited works of authors such as Sunita Bhamray. The advantages of being a teacher in this field are numerous.
Knowledge, keen eye for corrections and some creativity makes me a fine editor.
English, Malay, Fiction, Non-fiction, Children’s
Radhiah is an illustrator and graphic designer who loves transforming imaginations and fantasies into beautful visuals. Her work includes a collaboration with Design Kloo and Julie's Biscuit's campaign called 'The Best of You'.
She thinks visual storytelling is the most intriguing form and looks forward to collaborating.
English, Fiction, Children’s
Ms Chan was strongly encouraged to get her short stories published by children’s writer Mrs Margaret Moody during a Writing Workshop in Singapore. Since then, a number of her books have been published by EPB and used in Lower Primary classes.
Book Designer, Writer, Editor, Translator
English, Chinese, Fiction, Non-fiction
Original Studio is a young multidisciplinary creative studio that specialises in film and print. We believe in the power of ideas – a good idea is the basic unit of a good final product. We also run Encounters 《邂逅》, an independent bilingual magazine that is sold locally and in independent bookstores in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Malaysia.
Original studion has participated in Beijing Design Week (2014), Singapore Design Week (2014), Singapore Art Book Fair (2013), Archifest (2013), and Tokyo Art Book Fair (2012), and exhibited at the Singapore Art Museum 8Q, The Apprenticeship Programme Exhibition (2013).
English, Tamil, Fiction, Non-fiction, Children’s, Education, Academic
The terminology of science, technology, medical, pharmaceutical, humanities normally available only in English had been conversant to me to express them in Tamil for the past 33 Years in my Tamil Nadu Government Service. This has prompted me to enter into the interested freelance translator / writer field. I'm confident that I can render a perfect and simple translation from English to Tamil and vice versa.
Book Designer, Writer, Illustrator
Tiffany Lim is a graduate of Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts. She is the Creative Director of Business Intelligence and 8Nalytics PTE LTD.
She is also a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. She has worked for Healthcare Genie, and Forever Living Products. She holds drawing workshops at local schools.
English, Fiction, Young Adult
Zed Yeo writes fiction. He wrote Unapologetically Insane Tales, which as you might have guessed, is not a book about tennis. He is the first Singaporean to successfully crowdfund a fiction book and has been featured on social media platforms such as NUS’s blog and Singapore Makers. He has written and edited several book reviews for various publications and is an expert storyteller. He enjoys giving talks on writing and storytelling to schools and organisations. He has a degree in philosophy. Currently, he is working on books for children and young adults.