Y. Y. CHAN
Author. English Teacher.
Freelance Writer & Editor.
Hi! Welcome to my website. I’m a multi-award-winning children's book author based in Hong Kong. I have published three books which are all available on Amazon and other online retailers. My debut picture book, Can You Hear Me, Daddy? won the Royal Dragonfly Book Award in two categories in 2020! And my chapter book, Can You Hear Me? won the Readers' Favorite Gold Medal in 2021!
I hope to connect with a wider audience and I’m looking forward to sharing my future stories and books as they come out. Check out the blurbs of my books below, and some updates on my blog and Instagram.
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I also provide writing workshops for kids and offer proofreading and editing services. If you are interested, feel free to contact me.
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. When my father passed away, I took a break from full-time teaching to travel, read and write. I now tutor English and work freelance for different educational institutes.
I had dreamed about becoming an author a few years after I started my teaching career, and had been writing different stories for my students. I'm glad I can finally write stories that can reach even more people around the world! I write a lot of my own teaching materials and resources and have written teachers' guides for Oxford University Press as well. I have also run some reading and writing workshops for kids in Hong Kong. I hope to encourage more young people to appreciate books and write their own stories!
EXCITING NEW UPDATES
Chinese translation OUT NOW!
The Chinese translation has now been published and is available in eBook and paperback formats on Amazon! Click here to download and purchase: https://mybook.to/ChiCYHMD
Available in bookstores and libraries all around Hong Kong!
My books 'Can You Hear Me, Daddy?' and 'Can You Hear Me?' are now available in several bookstore chains in Hong Kong, including all Bookazine store locations, Kelly & Walsh, Hong Kong Book Centre, and Taosheng Publishing House. They are also available from the Hong Kong Public Libraries!
Writing competition and writing workshops
The competition winners have been awarded and we are now working to get their stories ready to publish in their very own eBook! Hopefully, it will be ready by October 2021! https://www.talent.hku.hk/ebook-competition
The writing workshops went very well and I will be providing these workshops on my website as well. If you are interested, feel free to get in touch to know more! These workshops are for small groups of four to six students per class.
Book Contests & Awards
Can You Hear Me, Daddy? has won two awards from Royal Dragonfly Book Awards! It came 1st Place in the Religion & Spirituality category and 2nd Place in the Picture Book 6 & Older category!
Can You Hear Me? has won the Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Award in the Children - Religious Theme category!
Your Honest Reviews!
If you purchase a copy of my books in any format, please remember to leave an honest review on Amazon or Goodreads, or any other marketplace you found my book. This would help me a lot as a self-published author! I would also love to hear from readers directly about what you thought of the books, so feel free to send me an email any time!
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