Designed and crocheted by Low Ying Ping
Low Ying Ping is the author of the MOUNT EMILY novels, a middle grade / young adult fantasy series featuring friendship and time travel. The second novel, Mount Emily Revisited, won the Singapore Book Awards 2017 in the Middle Grade / Young Adult category. The books have also been shortlisted for other awards such as the Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award and Singapore’s Popular Readers’ Choice Awards. Mount Emily was also selected for inclusion in the National Arts Council of Singapore’s “Read Our World: SingLit Book Gift for Schools” in 2018 and 2019.
Her most recent publications are an English adaptation of Journey to the West for children aged 7-10 years old, and the Prophecy of the Underworld series - middle grade adventure-quest novels filled with humour and exciting twists and turns.
Her short story, “The Age When Magic Begins”, won second prize in the British Fantasy Society’s Short Story Competition 2018. Her poems and critical essay have appeared in Singa, the journal of the National University of Singapore Centre for the Arts and QLRS (Quarterly Literary Review Singapore).
She has spoken about her books at various platforms, including the Singapore Writers Festival, the Young Writers Festival, events organised by the National Library Board, and at numerous primary schools. She also conducts creative writing workshops. She is an MOE-registered instructor and an NIE-certified teacher (PGDE).