Don Bosco (author)

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Don Bosco
Born June 1971
Singapore
Nationality Singaporean
Alma mater National University of Singapore
Occupation Writer, publisher
Years active 24
Known for young adult fiction, Singapore music
Title Author
Website supercoolbooks.com

Don Bosco (born in June 1971) is a writer and publisher of fiction books from Singapore.[1][2][3] In 2011, he founded Super Cool Books, a publishing company with interest in fantasy and mystery stories for children and young adults.[4] As an active advocate of self-publishing and digital publishing,[5] he has published ebooks, paperbacks and an iPad app.[6][7]

Career[edit]

Don Bosco received a PhD in Youth culture studies at the National University of Singapore in 2008[8] Then, he started out writing speculative fiction for middle grade readers. His first books were the Time Talisman ebook series, originally published by Select Books, about three Singaporean kids who travel back in time.[9][10] This was followed by the Sherlock Hong series, about a young detective who lived in Singapore 100 years ago. His other titles include Diary of Young Justice Bao, based on the legendary Chinese hero Bao Zheng, and Ghostly. In 2013 Super Cool Books worked with digital partner Tusitala Books to release its first iPad. From 2014 onwards he began developing titles for an older international audience, such as Thor the Greatest, based on the Norse folk tale The Theft of Thor's Hammer . Super Cool Books typically works with collaborators from around the world, including British crime author John Rickards/Sean Cregan.

Besides writing fiction, he is a DIY/maker enthusiast and has developed learning kits for kids based on his stories. These have been featured at Hackidemia events in Singapore.[11] He was previously a freelance writer for various magazines, books and TV shows.[5][10][12] He also writes articles promoting Singapore's DIY music culture.[13]

Selected publications[edit]

Don Bosco has authored and published numerous books and collections as follows:[6][7][14][15]

eBooks[edit]

  • 7 December 2013: Thor the Greatest (fiction)
  • 23 July 2013: Diary of Young Justice Bao – The Case of the Grand Fish (fiction)
  • 15 February 2013: Ghostly (non-fiction)
  • 27 October 2012: The Peranakan Princess (fiction)
  • 27 October 2012: The Immortal Nightingale (fiction)
  • 14 July 2012: School of Magical Stories
  • 11 June 2012: Fantasy & Friends (Volume 1)
  • 14 July 2012: School of Magical Stories (non-fiction)
  • 27 October 2012: Sherlock Hong, Book 1: The Immortal Nightingale
  • 27 October 2012: Sherlock Hong, Book 2: The Peranakan Princess
  • September 2012: Time Talisman, Book 1: The Secret of Monk's Hill
  • September 2012: Time Talisman, Book 2: Newton's Curse

Paperbacks[edit]

  • 23 July 2013: Diary of Young Justice Bao, Book 1: The Case of the Grand Fish
  • 15 February 2013: Ghostly
  • 27 October 2012: Sherlock Hong, Book 1: The Immortal Nightingale
  • 27 October 2012: Sherlock Hong, Book 2: The Peranakan Princess

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Star (Singapore) (26 November 2013). "Don Bosco: Supercool author". The Star. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Don Bosco (September 2012). "The Wonderful Wizard of Words". The Asia Magazine. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Partners Profile". Brain Bytes. Archived from the original on 13 March 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Don Bosco. "Super Cool Books". Super Cool Books. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Mayo Martin (10 November 2013). "S'pore Writers Fest: Dragonlance, DIY and the road less travelled". TODAY. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Super Cool Books (18 October 2013). "Super Cool Books by Don Bosco". iTunes. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Don Bosco books". Smashwords. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  8. ^ Don Bosco (June 2005). "A critical examination of the new economy And its impact on youth culture studies". National university of singapore. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  9. ^ Whatsup. "Get it right". Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  10. ^ a b The Business Times. "Kids' books: No child's play". June 2012. The Business Times. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  11. ^ Ink Box (1 October 2013). "Diary of Young Justice Bao + Kingdom (Game) Stencil". InkBox3D. Archived from the original on 13 March 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "Full Cast & Crew". IMDB. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  13. ^ Don Bosco (31 July 2013). "Six songs and a boombox: remembering "mild" by the oddfellows". OpenBrief. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  14. ^ Select books. "Don Bosco publications". Selected books. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  15. ^ Select Books (27 May 2012). "Children's Ebooks: Time Talisman Series". Select Books. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 

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