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Jin Pyn Lee

Agent: Kelly Sonnack of Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Singapore, Singapore


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Travelling to 47 countries, motorbiking to some, championing animal welfare, paragliding, gliding, diving, sailing, copywriting, editing, filming wildlife and now illustrating and writing a childrenís picture book, and creating the website and documentary to compliment the book ...

The former Singapore Airlines flight attendant Jin Pyn has done it all. Yet she believes that life isnít all about herself.

That is the premise that got Jin Pyn started on her first book The Elephant and the Tree.

Knowing full well the message she wanted to bring forth, her pen couldnít stop. A love for children and everything child-like helped as well.

Children, she says, remind her of the simple joys in life.

Not surprisingly, her work turned out to be simple yet powerful. The uncluttered lines of the illustrations gave authorship to the readers to create and imagine the
movements. The fable allowed the story to be read on varied levels; a perfect read for all. The design and style savvy had only praises.

Her unique work touched the panel of judges who selected the manuscript for the Media Development Authority and the National Book Development Council of
Singapore to groom as representational of National talent under the First-Time Writers and Illustrators Publishing Initiative.

The book remains the first of its genre from Singapore to have its world English language, Japanese language and Spanish language rights sold.

Apart from the book, the English Literature and Sociology graduate's creative talents have also been recognised internationally. Selected from out of 34,000
applicants worldwide, Jin Pyn was featured learning Natural History Filmmaking in an original Animal Planet series.

Still, she believes her good fortune is bestowed for a purpose. For this reason, she has spearheaded a charitable cause for the book. 5% of the proceeds from the
sale of this book will be channeled into an elephant welfare fund, making this a meaningful gift for all seasons. She has also teamed up with Very Special Arts on
activities for the children attending their annual camp.

Children thus will not only learn about conservation, but can also play an active role to help!

This way, she says, the returns will be double, for herself.

Interests: motorbiking, globetrotting, natural history and animal welfare and conservation, films, sailing, life in all its simplicities

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:

Children's Literature

  • The Elephant and the Tree