Sunday, March 4, 2018

MY BLADE QUEST _____ Fans! Young readers! Here's another chance to win a full set of 6 books, the whole series! Join this online giveaway by parent blogger Little Blue Bottle, ends 7 March

Photos from Little Blue Bottle blog.

Yes indeed, here’s another chance to win a full set of our MY BLADE QUEST books, thanks to parent blogger Little Blue Bottle:

“9 year old K has been a big fan of Don’s writing since she got hooked on the Sherlock Hong Adventures series. She immediately got down to reading the first book, and was done with all 6 books within a few days.”

All the giveaway details here:

Sign up before 2359 hrs on 7 March 2018. Winners will be contacted via email.


Read my interview with Little Blue Bottle aka Lyn Lee.

Here's her earlier review of our SHERLOCK HONG ADVENTURES book.

And her review of our Lion City Adventures: Island of Legends book.

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Are you ready for this awesome adventure?

Friday, March 2, 2018

100 WRITERS _____ Ready for All In! 2018. Here's my schedule. Plus, I’ll be on radio to talk about this event, join us

NOTE: This post is part of my 100 WRITERS project.

It’s almost time for the All In! Young Writers Festival 2018. This is an annual conference for aspiring writers between the ages of 13 and 25, filled with lost of opportunities to interact with potential mentors and industry advisors in many areas, from publishing to broadcasting, screenwriting to journalism, and more.

This year, it'll be happening 16-18 March at SCAPE Level 5. It's organised by the Singapore Book Council. Full schedule and ticketing info here.

I’ll be at this fun event to meet and chat with young writers, and you can catch me in action at two sessions:

THE SINGAPORE STYLE: How Do You Define Singapore Literature?
18 March, 2.00pm-3.00pm, TreeTop A
Don Bosco Josephine Chia Rosemarie Somaiah 
Moderator: Eric Tinsay Valles
From short stories to poems to novels, Singaporean authors are getting noticed in the international scene for their own brand of writing. What makes Singaporean literature Singaporean, and what cements its grip on the regional and international scene?

MYSTERIES DEBUNKED: Writing Mysteries for Targeted Audiences
18 March, 4.00pm-5.00pm, Gallery
Alice Clark-Platts Elodie Kyra 
Moderator: Don Bosco
Meet authors of mystery novels and series and discover what skills you need to have to figure out this genre of creative writing.

If you do visit the festival bookstore, you can pick up my books for teen and older readers: MAGICIENNE, a YA thriller which I co-authored with celebrity illusionist Ning Cai (book details and excerpt here), and IMAGINE ALL THIS: HOW TO WRITE YOUR OWN STORIES, which is exactly what the title says it is, book details and a few chapter excerpts here.

Adding to all this excitement, I’ll be on radio to talk about this year's festival, this Tuesday 6 March, interviewed by veteran video producer Susan Ng on 938NOW, one hour from 9 to 10 PM.

So tune in, turn up, and let’s have fun! See you all real soon. I wish you lots of happy writing.

— D

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Read some of my earlier All In! posts:

100 WRITERS _____ See you at the All In! Young Writers Festival 2017, here's a post about my favourite software for writing novels

100 WRITERS _____ Look out for the All In! Snack Fiction Anthology, coming out very soon + tips for reworking your short story

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Here's a quick introduction to me and my work, if you're attending All In! 2018. Please do introduce yourself, or just say hi! And if you've bought my books, I'd be thrilled to sign them for you. :)

Sunday, February 25, 2018

MY BLADE QUEST _____ Come, parents and kids, all who hunger for thrilling stories, wanna win the full set of 6 MBQ books? Take part in this special giveaway by Hwee's Book Share Club, ends 28 Feb

Thanks to Hwee's Book Share Club (FB page here) for running this giveaway! All photos and text below are from her FB post. Do head over, follow the FB page, and scroll down to sign up for this giveaway. Good luck. And happy reading! :)

— D



Hwee's Book Share Club added 11 new photos.
February 21 at 8:30am · 

Don Bosco has done it again, with an easy-to-read adventure series that now takes you to Japan, Australia, the US and China! Jay and his sister, Shu, have lost their parents who ran the Blade Quest game empire. Their late father’s notebook gets stolen and the two set out on a quest to trace the trail back to the Blade of the Southern Phoenix.

By the end of book 1, Shu and Jay start on a quest for a Blade worthy of one with “a clear imagination and a brave heart”. This series resonates in all the right ways for a budding reader 6 to 9, with its clear language and cliffhanging chapters. Life imitates art when the duo go on a Quest very much like the Game itself.

If you’d like to find out more or buy your own books, you can link from here:

Armour Singapore has given us TWO sets of six books each to give away, so do spread the happy news!

To join:

1. You need to have liked this Page 😍 and do hop over to Armour Singapore and hit “Like” 😉
2. Please share this post and tag your friends who might want to try to win these sets too!
3. When you’re done, comment and tag your friends below - this is the only way I can count you in the randomised draw.


*all rights reserved 
*Singapore entries only 
*these two winning sets need to be PICKED UP from me!

#hweezbooksgiveaways2018 #armourpublishing #donbosco #supercoolbooks #mybladequest

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Book 3: Dare To Dream
In stores March 2018

Have you read the awesome
by Don Bosco?

Friday, February 23, 2018

SUPERKICKS _____ Update on Futsal event (postponed, sorry) + new release Book 3: Dare to Dream (available very soon!)

This event has been postponed due to scheduling and logistics issues. Thanks to everyone who signed up or expressed interest. We'll get back to you with more information soon. Read the original event post here. Check out all our other SUPERKICKS posts here. Good news, though: Dare to Dream (SUPERKICKS Book 3) will be available in bookstores very soon, as scheduled. We hope you'll join Lee Jin and Deena one more time for this very special story! :)

— D