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. 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 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. In 2020, I made a New Year's Resolution to write and publish a book and joined a program called Self-Publishing School. Three months later, my first book 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. 

Get in touch if you would like to know more! 

To order signed copies of my books, go to Books & Products.

Check out my Blog where I share about my writing journey, book recommendations, author interviews, and more! 

I also provide writing workshops for kids and offer proofreading and editing services. If you are interested, feel free to contact me. 

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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Published Works

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News & Updates

Coloring Competition

Coming soon! Stay tuned!

Facebook Live event

Immerse Language Institute invited me to a Facebook live event to share about my author journey, creative writing tips, and a read aloud of my book, Grandma, It's Me! You can watch the replay here: https://fb.watch/cxS5bCYB4K/

Can You Hear Me, Daddy? 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

*Grandma, It's Me! Chinese translation COMING SOON!

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 the eBook has now been published! It is called Rise of the Superpowers

Check it out: https://www.talent.hku.hk/ebook-competition

 

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)

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

Five Star Reviews from Readers' Favorite

Entrant in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards (2022)

Entrant in Readers' Favorite Book Awards (2022)

Entrant in Royal Dragonfly Book Awards (2022)

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Book Contests & Awards
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On the Desk

“To be able to grasp something of value, sometimes you have to perform seemingly inefficient acts. But even activities that appear fruitless don’t necessarily end up so.”

Haruki Murakami

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