Thanks for dropping by! I'm Don Bosco, a kidlit author and publisher in Singapore. Recently I've been focused on making gamebooks for kids, also known as interactive fiction.

For a super quick and somewhat random tour — read about the history of my publishing studio Super Cool Books here, check out the cool story+maker workshops that I used to host here, go back in time to a very special Christmas event for young readers here, join the fun at our awesome book launch event for students in Malaysia here, revisit my Storycode workshop about creating quick comic strips here, and join my Gamebook Academy here.

You could also keep scrolling down for more info and photos. Stick around, you'll definitely find something to thrill you!


July 2021

Hello! Thanks for dropping by and checking out my blog. 

I started Super Cool Books with my two young sons in 2011, to help them make their own original fiction books and sell these online. I ended up doing most of the work. It's been an amazing journey. We've published over 30 titles in different formats, self-publishing as well as collaborating with numerous publishers in Singapore, and you can find out more about each series books via the categories in the column on the right. Here's an overview of our catalogue.  

I've been busy the past few years working on my LAST KID RUNNING middle grade science fiction gamebook series, which is published by Penguin Random House in Southeast Asia. The first book, Welcome to the Scramble, was launched at the Asian Festival of Children's Content 2019. Book 2: Night of the Six-Headed Robogator came out in 2021. Book 3 will be out in 2022. 

LAST KID RUNNING is an interactive fiction series, they're also known as gamebooks, where you're the main character. At the end of each chapter there's a challenge and you have to decide what your character should do next. The creative process has been really fun, and I hope to encourage more people to try writing interactive stories too. 

Below, the earlier ABOUT page info.  

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NOTE: The previous About page was quirky and more entertaining. It had wacky trivia, funny photos and links to interviews, features and reviews of our work. You can still read it here

SUPER COOL BOOKS is a publishing studio in Singapore that produces thrilling fiction for young readers. The stories are mostly inspired by Asian legends and pop culture, with a mix of mystery, thriller, science fiction, adventure, mythology and humour elements. Readers young and old love these books because they make the world around us seem fun, friendly and full of good things to discover. To satisfy even the most reluctant readers, the plots are fast-paced and packed with amusing surprises.

Super Cool Books is also home to the 100 WRITERS story writing support group, which is co-hosted by StoryCode Singapore.

Check out our current publishing catalogue here.

Selection of our paperbacks.

DON BOSCO started Super Cool Books in 2011, at first to publish original stories with his two young sons, and later to produce kidlit fiction books in collaboration with various publishing partners.

In 2015, his Sherlock Hong series was acquired by Marshall Cavendish for international release. At the Popular Readers' Choice Awards 2015, his Lion City Adventures book was awarded Best Book in the English (Children) Category and also Best Book Cover, English (Children) Category.

He knows that children love stories which are fresh and amusing, with clever twists along the way — that's the magic formula. His approach to writing stories is all about encouraging enthusiasm, being entertaining, and helping children feel that inside every book is a great reading experience they will remember for years and years to come. If you can accomplish this, he believes, the rest will take care of itself.

He is a passionate advocate of digital publishing technology, and has been a featured speaker at writing festivals and media conferences. He actively encourages parents to read and discuss books with their children at home. He is a local co-organiser for StoryCode Singapore, and a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. On social media, he sometimes posts as #KidLitDaddy.

Here's a fun and intimate introduction to Don Bosco's recent activities.