My first Amazon review, excuse me as I hiccough with joy. Small Stupid Things is available here.
I decided to post a screenshot here as, apparently, reviews disappear off Amazon. Also as a celebration.
Does a pond of standing water actually suck children into the deep or does it represent something even more sinister? David Castleton’s book is welcome reminder that books that don’t make it to the bestseller lists can be just engaging. The Standing Water straddles the fine line between gothic, near horror fiction, while throwing us enough clues to remind us that it is set in real life. Continue reading “Review: The Standing Water.”
I had a lovely evening as moderator for Stephanie Suga Chen’s meet and greet at Books Actually last night. It was an excellent opportunity to talk to aspiring and published authors such as Aruna Shahani, as well as Ilangoh Thanabalan from Stephanie’s publisher, Straits Times Press. I also learned a lot more about Stephanie as a writer – she turned out a first draft of Travails of a Travelling Spouse in four weeks! Her book has now been on Singapore’s bestseller list for four weeks.
While there I picked up a copy of The Expats by Patricia Snel, another – but very different book – about expats in Singapore.
How much of you, your experiences, your personality, is your characters? Continue reading “Interview with Stephanie Suga Chen”