Monday, August 4, 2014

the stuff that spits stories into the world + long awaited SHERLOCK HONG update

The editing desk at Super Cool Books.
Head over to Medium and read my new article: THE STUFF THAT SPITS STORIES INTO THE WORLD | Introducing the setup I rely on to create fiction, sell books and have fun

In which I reveal some fascinating behind-the-scenes info:
. my eccentric approach to creating a work space
. the "chew, spit, rinse" method of getting stuff done
. what my dream setup might look like
. the biggest time saving trick/life hack secret that I picked up


All three Sherlock Hong mysteries are now available on the major ebook platforms! Grab them quick — The Immortal Nightingale (#1), The Peranakan Princess (#2), The Scroll of Greatness (#3) — and enter the amazing world of Sherlock Hong, enthusiastic and overly imaginative new member of the International Order of Young Seekers. 


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CAPTAIN CARDBOARD story hackathon: make & publish your own cardboard comic strip!


We're looking forward to our big collaboration with StoryCode Singapore, happening on Mon August 18 at the UP Singapore hackathon/meetup space. In just one fun-packed session you'll get a complete hands on experience of the amazing creative process:

. how to develop a simple story concept
. how to quickly turn this into story ideas and scripts
. how to prototype your sequential story art
. how to share this on social media

Full details here, and if you have any questions do send the Event Host (Marco) a message: http://www.meetup.com/StoryCode-Singapore/events/193402002/ 

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

CAPTAIN CARDBOARD | lots of creative fun at our story-hacking workshop next month!


*** JOIN US! Come on down to our story-hacking session next month, where you'll learn to craft your own 5-panel comic strip, and seed this online as part of the wider CAPTAIN CARDBOARD transmedia project. Organised by StoryCode Singapore (previously the Singapore Transmedia Meetup Group). Sign up details here, limited seats: http://www.meetup.com/StoryCode-Singapore/events/193402002/ 




Saturday, July 12, 2014

Crazy cars, super millionaires and a creepy island tour: all at the Singapore HeritageFest 2014


I'm in today's newspaper, talking about the coming Singapore HeritageFest (18-27 July 2014) and picking out five events that I'd like to check out. As you know, many of our Super Cool Books stories are inspired by the history, cultures and legends of Singapore and Malaysia. Read the whole article at the newspaper's website here. Also: an earlier interview in What's Up newspaper, where I explain why I'm intrigued by historical oddities, and how I approach the research process. Have a good weekend!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

sneak peek | the new ERIKA LIND dystopian thriller series, for older readers

Greetings! Cold and wet morning here today. Just wanted to share these ebook covers, this is the first time we're mentioning the new ERIKA LIND dystopian thriller series on our blog. So far everyone who has seen this promo image has expressed nothing but surprise, excitement and impatience, to read them all already! I'll be busy these few weeks tying up the loose ends and making sure the ebooks are packaged properly and go out on time. I'll post more information along the way, about the inspiration for this series and what you can expect in each story. We're also working on the new version of our Super Cool Books iPad app (click the App Store button on the top right corner of this blog if you'd like to download the current version) which comes with more stories and a snazzier design. Life is great when you're having fun. The future belongs to the young and brave! :) Take care, stay happy.