Creative Scotland Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship 2020
I am delighted to be named as the new Writer in Residence at Peter Pan Moat Brae for 2020-21. I cannot wait to get started and begin writing new stories inspired by the Neverland Discovery Garden and to keep up with how it's going, please do read my blog!
Scottish Book Trust - Live Literature Database for author visits
If you would like to book an author talk or a storytelling session (I can do Chinese-themed stories or fairytales from around the world) please do have a look my website and get in touch with Scottish Book Trust about their Live Literature subsidised author visits.
Write4Film with the Scottish Film Talent Network
I was one of sis writers to be chosen for the Write4Film Scheme with the Scottish Film Talent Network and from October until April 2020, I received masterclasses, 1-2-1 support and attended pitching workshop for a newly written short film and a feature outline.
Writers Advisory Group
I am thrilled to be one of five writers who are part of the Writers Advisory Group (WAG) with Literature Alliance Scotland. We hope to be the voice for what writers in the country need to sustain a meaningful career as a writer.
I am working on a reading book, a novel for 8-12 year olds and some new stories for The Big Think. I have also a few film idea I want to expand.
The Big Think is a new well being programme for Primary Schools in the UK. Many of the new and inclusive stories were written by me. If you know of any primary schools who would be interested in this well-being programme then please do pass on the information.
My new BEA (British East Asian) mentee for 2019-2020 is Lui Sit (pronounced Louie) who writes middle grade. I was taken with Lui's writing from the first page and her earnest character Puffin.