Monday, February 18, 2019

LAST KID RUNNING _____ This is my new interactive fiction series, to be published by Penguin Random House SEA around Sept this year

Time for the Big Announcement! My new thing this year is a science fiction interactive story series called LAST KID RUNNING, which will be published by Penguin Random House SEA. I'll be posting more info about this series soon.

Photo above is from their super cool launch party last week. I also have a mention in this Straits Times article, near the end:

"Singaporean children's author Don Bosco, 47, who will be publishing interactive thriller series Last Kid Running with Penguin Random House SEA, said: "It seriously feels like a giant alien spaceship has suddenly appeared, zapped me up, and inserted me into an unbelievable new reality. Last year I was making up stories for Singapore readers. This year I'm making up stories for readers across South-east Asia, and the world."

Here is another quote I gave, which wasn't used:

“Our LAST KID RUNNING series is an interactive fiction thriller, and we want to use this interactive, open-ended element to make reading fun again, because kids these days are growing up with smartphones, and their minds are always itching to swipe and make choices. They need new book concepts that can accommodate this.

Also, the series features a genius inventor-entrepreneur, Dr Tomato Yamato, who uses cutting-edge technologies like AR, VR, smart fabrics, social analytics, artificial intelligence, etc, to create a new kind of super cool competitive running event, so that kids can have first class fun. We hope both girls and boys will read this and develop a passion for STEAM.”

Another important matter: a few years ago, when I started Super Cool Books with my kids, I made the commitment that I would share all publishing opportunities and privileges that came my way. I started the 100 WRITERS support group, put up lots of free publishing and writing guides, promoted lots of authors and illustrators on my website, introduced many of them to publishers. And now this is the big one: I am sharing the submission contact email for Penguin Random House SEA. It may not be easily available for a while, so save this photo quick.

If you’ve been writing a lot already, go organise your stuff and send it in. Tell your friends and family, if they aspire to be published authors too. You may say that you were recommended by Don Bosco. I wish you all happy writing, and super sweet success. GO! GO! GO! GO! GO! GO! GO!


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Available in paperback late-2019