Mama’s Garten got recommended by the German Foundation Reading

My German publisher of Mamas Garten e-book, Feingespinst,  sent a good news that the e-book got recommended by the German Stiftung Lesen (Foundation Reading)!
It was recommended by book (and ebook) expert, Christine Kranz.
The best sentence is:
“A lovingly designed and illustrated book, which of course can be combined perfectly with a trip to the countryside. Garden dreams are possible everywhere!”

Travel less

Won’t be doing much travel this year because I have to save money for Frankfurt. Am thinking of finding a sponsor for my flight (with a fellow writer) to Frankfurt but I dunno, it is all still in the planning stage.

I am also cutting back on social media such as FB and Instagram. Have lotsa things to draw/paint. And perhaps this is a  way to reconnect with the real world. Will answer e-mails if they relate to my work and will answer call if I have the mood.

Updating this blog on daily basis starting today.


Bookaroo Fest 2015


Pustaka Negeri Sarawak working together with Bookaroo Trust will organize the Pustaka Bookaroo Childrens Literature Festival 2015. The festival will be held this coming 28-29 March 2015 the week after mid term school holidays.

Bookaroo is a charitable trust committed to bringing children and books together to spread the joy of reading. Started in India in 2008, the 7th Bookaroo Childrens Literature Festival was held in Delhi on 29-30 November 2014.

The Pustaka – Bookaroo Childrens Literature Festival 2015 is expected to bring together local and foreign authors, illustrators, story tellers, publishers, editors and book lovers. Among those who will be participating are The Storywallahs – Ameen ul Haque, Anushka, Ary NILANDARI, Dewi TrI KUSUMAH, Emila YUSOF, Golda MOWE, Heidi MUNANJADE, Jade FANG, Jantan UMBAT, Jean VOON, Ng Kok KEONG, Parnab MUKHERJEE, Rosemarie SOMAIAH, Sarah MOUNSEY, Sophie DEWAYANI, Stephanie WONG, Tanya BATTVASHTI and Vashti LIONG.

This festival aims to promote literature and reading among children and also to promote the development of knowledge, theory and practice of reading, writing and discussing aspects of fiction and non-fiction.

Not only that, it also aims to enhance public awareness and consciousness of the necessity of making children understand the importance of reading, literature from various states and countries, authors and make reading a fun venture, not a chore.

Meanwhile, The Bookaroo In The City program which is a visit program to several schools in Kuching City will be held on 23 & 27 March 2015. This would also help to encourage reading habit among students. Local book industries are expected to get positive impact from this festival.

Members of the public are invited to this festival. Admission is free. For further information, please contact Japri Bujang Masli or Razak Rambili at 082-442000 ext 103 / 348 or /