Tuesday, June 23, 2020


I recently created a video talk for the Singapore Writers Festival, and it went live earlier this week. Maybe you watched that and decided to come by. In which case, a very warm welcome to my website! But if you haven't seen the video, here it is:

VIDEO: Where Ideas Come From with Don Bosco
Calling all budding writers! Get inspired with unusual ways to write original stories with author Don Bosco! Join him as he shares the writing process using examples from his published books. Download fun writing activities after watching the video and let your creative juices flow to write your own stories.

Remember to download the free handout that comes with this. It contains story writing tips and a few easy exercises for creating your own stories. This is the same technique that I use when writing my books. Let me know if it works for you too. Get the handout here.

The handout also includes a free story, Murtabak's Mystery Club, about a young detective named Murtabak Lee. It was illustrated by my younger son. Hope it makes you laugh!

Recently I've been busy making gamebooks. A gamebook is a story where you get to choose what happens along the way, so it's like you're playing a game. 

This is my The Secret of the Chatter Blocks gamebook, part of the Toy Mystery series, for readers 7 to 9 years old. More info here.

And this is my Welcome to the Scramble gamebook, part of the Last Kid Running series, for readers 10 to 12 years old. Book launch event photos here.

I've also started a Gamebook Academy to teach you how to make your own gamebooks! Check out the free lessons here, and have a go. It's a lot of fun!

To find out more about me and my books, start here, and then explore the different sections in the sidebar on the right.

Last year I celebrated 8 years of Super Cool Books by featuring 52 fellow kidlit creators. They were really awesome. Read their interviews here.

All this should keep you busy for a while! Thanks for dropping by, and I look forward to meeting you at one of my events.

Take care, and happy writing!

— Don