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West Lafayette – Indiana

West Lafayette – Indiana

It snowed AGAIN today and it was so cold that we decided I needed a new jacket, so a quick drive to Tippecanoe Mall was made. Now I have new COLD weather jacket, gloves and beanie! but best of all I drove through the ice/snow/slush/muck, I didn’t get lost, and I drove on their right […]

Welcome to the USA

Welcome to the USA

We’re not in Sydney any more … but just look at this snap taken yesterday during takeoff yesterday – Wednesday January 18 (Bini had a very, very long birthday). What a beautiful city we live in! We are in downtown West Lafayette Indiana, where I used to come for a few months every year to […]

Cheng Chek Chee Secondary School

An update from the Principal at the Cheng Chek Chee Secondary School … “I am thrilled to see familiar faces of our students and teacher in your blog. The quiz concerning your relationship with Cheng Chek Chee was well received. Three prizes were given out within the first 24 hours we organized the event. We […]

Hong Kong Lady Cutler

Hong Kong Lady Cutler

This is still related to me being an author and books so you can still read on! As mentioned in an earlier post I have been awarded the Lady Cutler Award for services to children’s literature. It is a most spectacular honour! Of course the dinner that was held in my honour was without the […]

Hong Kong Meetings

Hong Kong Meetings

Well of course there were a few of these. Not just visits to schools but also meetings with SCBWI Hong Kong. We chatted about making book trailers, and networking and promotion and stacks more. And there was just a little prompting for folks to get their entries in to the writing competitions. Oh yes we […]

Hong Kong Schools

Hong Kong Schools

I couldn’t miss the opportunity to drop in to a few schools when we were in Hong Kong. A school very close to my heart is the Cheng Chek Chee Secondary School (CCCSS) in Sai Kung. There can be only one as the school is named after my grandfather. The students weren’t in the school […]

Wedding and Food and Books

Wedding and Food and Books

So the blog has been a little quiet for a week … but life has been very busy! Here is a snapshot of the week for this children’s author visiting Hong Kong … An author ALWAYS checks out the airport bookshop A selection of food feasted upone while away from airline dinners to sumptious 12 […]