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Y. Y. CHAN

Author. English Teacher.

Freelance Writer & Editor.

Hi! Welcome to my website. I’m a multi-award-winning children's book author from Hong Kong. Three of my books have received international book awards, including my debut picture book, Can You Hear Me, Daddy?  

I was born in Hong Kong but grew up in sunny Brisbane, Australia where I had Christmas during summer and called everyone 'mate'. I returned to Hong Kong to teach English after graduating from university with a B.Ed in Primary Education (First Class Honours). I also have an MA in English Language Teaching and over fifteen years of teaching experience. When my father passed away, I took a break from full-time teaching to travel, read and write while tutoring English and working freelance. During the pandemic, I started to look into publishing and made a New Year's Resolution to write and publish my own book. I joined a program called Self-Publishing School and three months later, I launched my first book. Since then, I have published more than several books in different genres. 

 

My publishing endeavours have slowed down a little, but I'm working on some new stories, doing a few collaborative projects, and publishing in an anthology. I'm looking forward to sharing more new books with you soon! I hope to connect with a wider audience and share my future stories and books as they come out. 

 

If you purchase a copy of my books in any format, please remember to leave an honest review on Goodreads, or whichever marketplace you found my book. This would help me a lot as a self-published author! I would also love to hear from my readers directly about what you thought of the books, so feel free to send me an email any time! 

Published Works

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Imprint 21 

(Anthology - Published under Irenee Chan)
Short Tales: The Tombstone (a thriller short story)
In Verse: Waiting (a poem on grief)
If you are interested in reading these pieces, feel free to email me about them.
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Book Contests & Awards

 

 

Can You Hear Me, Daddy? 

Royal Dragonfly Book Awards 1st Place in the Religion & Spirituality category; 2nd Place in the Picture Book 6 & Older category (2020)

Five Star Review from Readers' Favorite

Five Star Review from LitPick

 

Can You Hear Me? Hope After Loss

Readers' Favorite Book Awards - Gold Medal Award winner in the Children - Religious Theme category (2021)

The Wishing Shelf Book Awards - Silver Medal Award winner in the Audio Book - Children / Young Adult (2022)

Indies Today Awards - Semi-Finalist (2021)

Five Star Review from Readers' Favorite

Five Star Review from LitPick

Five Star Review from Indies Today

Grandma, It's Me! A Children's Book about Dementia

Readers' Favorite Book Awards - Silver Medal Award Winner in Children - Picture Book category (2022)

Royal Dragonfly Book Awards - 1st Place in Family Matters category; Honorable Mention in Picture Book 6 & Older category (2022)

Indies Today Award - Best Children's Book (2022)

Five Star Reviews from Readers' Favorite

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