Evelyn writes stories for curious young readers to explore new words and worlds.
Evelyn is a children's author whose stories for ages 3 and up reflect the diversity of languages and life in Singapore. They have been performed in children's theatre, at festivals for families, and schools. The Noisiest Tree, released in June 2022, is her third multilingual picture book in a series published by Epigram Books.
Evelyn grew up with a love for adventure, canoeing and camping under the stars. She loved flying with her Dad, who built a plane to learn to fly when he was a teenager. She earned her wings with a private pilot’s license at 19.
Evelyn migrated from Toronto, Canada to Singapore, her husband's home, and discovered a world of new adventures. As a researcher and educator, she wrote and edited publications advocating fair labour practices, diversity and sustainable development. With her children and grandchildren who were born and raised in Singapore, she rediscovered the joy of exploring new words and worlds at home.
When Evelyn isn’t writing, she’s reading and telling stories with her young granddaughters who take her on adventures with their boundless imagination and belief in the impossible. She is volunteer coordinator for the storytelling program with the Children's Cancer Foundation in Singapore.
Evelyn is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and 12 x 12 Picture Book Challenge. She has been involved in the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) since its first festival in 2010, curating publications and programmes to champion Asian children’s literature. In 2021 she initiated a collaborative project to develop an online booklist of children's books with Asian content that address the UN Sustainable Development Goals, to add to the AFCC Themed Children's Books resource, a project she was involved in from 2013 to 2016.
As a member of the Singapore Book Council Advisory Network, she served on the editorial board for Our Folktales: The all-time favourite folktales of Asia (Singapore Book Council, World Scientific Educational, 2020).
Evelyn welcomes collaborating with educators, creative professionals and non-profits to bring stories to life, and to create new stories. Drop her a note here!