Y. Y. CHAN
Author. English Teacher. Freelance Writer.
Hi! Welcome to my website. I’m an award-winning children's book author. I have published three books in 2020 which are all available on Amazon. My debut picture book, 'Can You Hear Me, Daddy?' won the Royal Dragonfly Book Award in two categories in 2020!
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 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!!!
I have been invited by HKU CAISE to run an eBook Writing Competition! Winners will get to publish their story as an eBook! This competition is open to all students in P3-6 in Hong Kong.
Check out the details here: https://www.talent.hku.hk/ebook-competition
'Can You Hear Me, Daddy?' and 'Can You Hear Me?' are both available in audiobook format! Click the links above to find the audiobook retailer of your choice!
'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!
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!
Your Honest Reviews!
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