Meet & Greet in Temerloh

We are very excited to once again collaborate with BACA – The Reading Room & Cafe for the 4th edition of #MYWritersFest2019. It has always been a pleasure getting to know readers and book lovers in Temerloh, Pahang. This year, we will be introducing more new local writers to you.

Lim Lay Koon is a published children’s book author and illustrator of more than 15 picture and chapter books. She comes from a computer science background and is a self-taught illustrator. She has won several awards for her work such as MyCreative Writers Unleashed 2017, The Samsung Kidstime Author’s Award 2015 and Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka’s Children’s Picture Book Contest 2012. Lay Koon has participated in international book fairs such as the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. You can find her on

Heidi Shamsuddin is the author and creator of the middle grade series, The Door Under the Stairs published by Oyez Books. In 2012, she won the regional prize for the Eye Level Children’s Literature Award. More recently, her short stories have been published in the Fixi Novo and Terrer Books anthologies and in 2017 she published her first picture book titled ‘Chickaboo the Runaway Ostrich’ and ‘Kayu of Manis Valley’ published by MPH Publishing. In 2017, she won the IPCC Award and has completed her first short animated film. At the moment she is working on a collection of Nusantara Fairy Tales. In a former life, Heidi was a maritime lawyer working in London and a restaurateur in Kuala Lumpur.

These award-winning writers/illustrators will be sharing stories from their books with you. So, do join us on 19 Oct 2019 (2pm) at BACA for a great afternoon of stories and literature.

If you are a writer and you would like to participate in this event, more information and registration is available at