Blog readers may not know this, but many moons ago I spent a couple of years in the wonderful island-country of Singapore. It was an onsite assignment through work, and I boarded the flight expecting to return in a few months because it was my first time ever living alone in a strange foreign city! But it welcomed me with open arms and I enjoyed my time there so much, I often think of returning. Indeed, I have returned a few times but only in the garb of a tourist, having donned a sunhat and wielded a selfie-stick.
So, when I came across a call for submissions for an anthology titled Singapore at Home, I itched to write a story on the theme. I usually write out a story with some amount of planning, perhaps writing out the first few paragraphs with pen on paper, but for this one the story just poured out. Still I wasn’t happy with the first draft and I kept it aside for a little longer, before returning to it and pruning it a lot more.
Towards the end of last year, I got an email from the editor asking for some changes. The editorial comments helped me see the improvements I could make to the story, and I turned the edits in.
The result is this brilliant anthology which was released last week!
Here’s the press release for the book!
Hard copies may be pre-ordered at this link.
The paperback edition of the book is available globally now through Amazon.com here.
The anthology is also available for pre-order as a Kindle eBook.
The book contains stories from a number of contributors apart from myself, and the best part is our names are also mentioned on the back cover!
Do grab a copy of the book! If you read it, let me know what you think!