Friday, September 19, 2014

Quick reading, inspiring stories, for the whole family to enjoy


In 1891, young Sherlock Hong solved a series of strange mysteries in the Colony of Singapore. These are his delightful letters about each case. 

Book 1: The Immortal Nightingale
Book 2: The Peranakan Princess
Book 3: The Scroll of Greatness

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

How 3D printing made our KINGDOM game design project possible


::: How we used 3D printing to gamify our stories and inspire kids to tinker: https://medium.com/@SuperCoolBooks/how-we-used-52e2f940ba3b

::: Don't just read about the KINGDOM project, you can start your own gamer hackathon for kids too! Everything here: http://www.supercoolbooks.com/p/kingdom.html

Friday, September 12, 2014

How to add magic to your fiction: three ways to give your fantasy stories a fresh kick


I love making up stories, and I love just as much encouraging everyone else to have fun making up your own stories too! Here's an article I published not long ago on Medium. If you're looking out for ideas to make your stories even more wonderful and enchanting, do read this and try out the suggestions. Happy storytelling! :)
How to add magic to your fiction Three ways to give your fantasy stories a fresh kick 
If you want to write magic fiction — that is, fiction about magicians living in a magical world and taking on magical challenges — there is a danger that your work might sound dated and corny, because no matter how talented you are, your stuff could still come across as being too influenced by Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings. 
These two massively popular franchises have given wizarding culture a prominent, almost cartoonish presence in mainstream media. Potter and his friends are exceedingly cute and likeable, while Gandalf and Saruman are campy and Santa Claus-esque. Collectively they have succeeded in doing away with a lot of the mystery or reverence or awe that you might expect from the genre. 
But all is not lost. There was ways around this. If you wish to write stories that evoke a genuine appreciation of supernatural forces and exotic metaphysics, you could turn to an alternative tradition of fantasy storytelling inspired by Asian alchemy. May these three suggestions below inspire you to weave an original fantasy epic that’s fresh and innovative and superbly magical. 
[Continue reading on Medium]



Tuesday, September 9, 2014

"The greatest song you will sing is the one already in your heart."


read THOR THE GREATEST by Don Bosco
and be awakened by the enchanting story of young dreams, courage and discovery

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Friday, September 5, 2014

This weekend: read the new SHERLOCK HONG series by Don Bosco!


~ now on Kindle ~
For girls and boys.

Year: 1891
Place: Singapore, Crown Colony

Join young Sherlock Hong, newest member of the International Order of Young Seekers, as he works with his friend Aisha to solve mind-boggling mysteries and put away vain villains.

Book 1: The Immortal Nightingale
Book 2: The Peranakan Princess
Book 3: The Scroll of Greatness
+ more coming

Every book is a page turner!
On Kindle, iBooks, B&N, Scribd, Smashwords, Kobo and more. Imagine the adventure!

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