Sunday, November 3, 2019

GREAT KIDLIT SHOWCASE 2019 _____ Meet Andy Chen, he's not a creative person and doesn’t normally have ideas for stories

Time for holiday reading! To celebrate 8 years of Super Cool Books, I’ll be featuring a mega list of fellow kidlit writers and illustrators both from Singapore and beyond. New interviews every week. Do introduce their books to some young readers in your life! Latest updates here.

Andy (right) with illustrator Ye Ruoshi 

Andy Chen
Singapore

Types of kidlit books
Picture books

Total kidlit books published
1

Selected titles
The Swing of Things, ST Press

Describe your style 
Whimsical

How did you get started?
Had a story to tell inspired by my children’s love of swings

Where do you get story ideas?
I don’t normally have ideas for stories, not a creative person. The book is really an exception

Pick one book of yours that kids should read
Kids should just read good, well-written stories, period. Doesn’t have to be mine.

Tip for parents, how to help kids enjoy reading
Read consistently to them from young

Tip for aspiring kidlit writers
Don’t, actually. You’re almost always not nearly as good as you think.

Your big wish for kidlit publishing next year (2020)?
Not more Geronimo Stilton books.

Website: None
Instagram: None that I use regularly




GREAT KIDLIT SHOWCASE 2019
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ALSO:

+ Why should we make new books for young readers? My blog post from last year.