FOUR of my books make the Top Ten at Discovery College!

April 26, 2012 at 9:20 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A big THANK YOU to Leanne Sercombe, teacher librarian extraordinaire at Discovery College, for writing to me today to tell me that FOUR of my books are in the Top Ten most popular DC books shortlist in their DC awards! I’m tickled pink!

Hello all you clever kids at Man Kiu Association Primary School!

April 24, 2012 at 3:48 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Hello and thank you to the wonderful teachers and students of Grades 1 and 2 at Man Kiu Association Primary School in Ngau Tau Kok for a great afternoon yesterday! We learnt all about the importance of reading lots of books in the internet age – and how reading books wires the brain for imagination, concentration and deep thinking, and leads to a healthy, wealthy and happy life! Special thanks to dedicated teacher librarian Iris Chan for inviting me!

Pigs don’t fly…

April 24, 2012 at 3:28 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

But they do make friends with SPIDERS! Take a look at my Brilliant Books page above to find out all about a very cute little pig, his mentor and friend the intelligent and kind Charlotte A. Cavatica (who just happens to be a hairy grey spider!) and his perilous adventures on the farm! And if you want to find out more about the creator of this story (which is one of the best-loved children’s books of all time), make sure you go to my Amazing Authors page right away!

Thank you Maryknoll Convent School!

April 18, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

A big thank you to the principal Mrs Josephine Lo, wonderful librarian and parents Mark Shuper and Winnie Tse of Maryknoll Convent School in Kowloon Tong for a wonderful afternoon yesterday with their gorgeous Grade 2s! We chatted about favourite books, the importance of reading, and especially about how to write really riveting stories! It was great fun and I look forward to receiving some terrific entries in my new writing competition!

Welcome back to school…and a fabulous new Clever Competition!

April 16, 2012 at 9:04 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Welcome back to school – I hope you all had a wonderful Easter/Spring break! And now there’s just one more term left this school year for most of you – what fun! So what better way to celebrate than to enter my latest Clever Competition!

Now Chester Choi has been fuming since Chinese New Year and tells me it’s high time that Pin Yin Panda took a back seat! After all, it’s really the Year of the Dragon, whatever Pin Yin Panda says! So this time the competition is all about Chinese Dragons! But not just Chinese Dragons…it’s also about Jade! Hmmm…if you think that sounds mysterious, you’re right! Go to my Clever Competition page right away to find out all about it! Entries must be in by Friday 8th June so get your skates on and start planning that story!


April 3, 2012 at 12:33 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A very happy holiday to all you kids out there! I hope you’re all having fun and catching up on reading all those fabulous books you didn’t have time to read in term time! Some of you might even be writing for fun! I always say that if you write just for the fun of it, you’re BOUND to become a famous author one day! So go on – give it a go! You might try writing a funny poem, or a really riveting story, or even just keeping a journal or diary about what you’ve been doing or your dreams for the future. It’s all great practice for that best-selling book you’re going to write one day!

Above all, make sure you’re having lots of FUN and as soon as you’ve read this message, TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER and get out there into the big wide world of playing, exploring, running around, inventing, swimming, drawing, cooking, creating, writing and of course, READING! That’s how to keep your brain fit and happy and ready for your fabulous life ahead!

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