Y. Y. CHAN
Author. English Teacher. Freelance Writer.
Hi! Welcome to my website. I’m a new children's book author and have self-published two books! They are available on Amazon. (Scroll down for more information about the book and find the link to purchase a copy.)
I started writing my first book in February 2020 and three months later, it was published!
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.
Get in touch if you would like to know more or subscribe to the mailing list to get the latest news and updates!
You can find my monthly book recommendations on the Kids' Corner page - feel free to submit your own recommendations! There are also writing prompts and other fun activities there!
You can also find some supporting materials for my books on the Resources page including grief journal prompts. There are even some worksheets and other products related to English learning on the Books & Products page!
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.
When I am not writing or teaching, I am either reading or looking for more books to add to my overflowing bookshelf - Kindle and physical bookshelf included!
I love reading - a lot! I enjoy reading all kinds of books and try my best to read at least one fiction and one non-fiction book every month. I hope to help all my students develop their interest and love for reading and enjoy it as much as I do!
Can You Hear Me?
5.0 out of 5.0 stars
Y.Y. Chan's children's story, Can You Hear Me?, traces a young girl's journey through her father's illness and death. The young girl also shares her prayers, her faith, her growing lists, and challenging questions, like the understandable question surrounding her fear that she did something wrong to cause her father's illness. The journal entries include conversations with her father and his encouragement that she'll keep on writing and reading her stories to him, even when he's in heaven. It reinforces the bond of love as she and her mother recover from the loss and the painful ensuing grief. This is a powerful story that will help readers of all ages deal with their grief. Told with care and compassion.
— Emily-Jane Hills Orford, Readers' Favorite
EXCITING NEW UPDATES!!!
'Can You Hear Me, Daddy?' will be available for sale at the Hong Kong Book Fair (postponed to June / July 2021)! It will be at booth 3F-F24, exhibitor Taosheng Publishing House (道聲出版社) – Children’s Paradise. If you or your friends plan on going to the Book Fair, feel free to check it out! http://hkbookfair.hktdc.com/en/Visitor/Ticketing.html
Taosheng Publishing House (道聲出版社) will also be selling the books at their stores!
To order signed hardcover copies, go to the Books & Products page
Book Contests & Awards
The picture book received the Five-Star Book Review Award from Litpick! You can check out the review here:
They have both received Five-Star reviews and have been awarded the seal! You can find the pages to my books with the reviews on their website at these links:
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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