About our Authors

Rumaizah Abu Bakar set sail in accountancy, detoured to public relations, and floated towards anthropology. During her free time, she works on the manuscripts for her fourth and fifth books. She hopes to return to her dream job of saving the planet one day.

Rosalind Buckie was born in Somerset, England, and grew up in Middlesex. One in a family of five, she grew up studying dressmaking and haute couture, spending time in the fashion industry before having a family and moving to the wilds of Norfolk. Here, she and her husband renovated a 17th century listed building where they ran an antique shop for 33 years.

Patrick Burns’ international business career included eighteen years in Hong Kong and Singapore. He has written extensively about Asia including a travel memoir “Far Away and Further Back” from which his story is taken. Patrick is British, married with four children and lives in California. 

Cheung Louie grew up in Hong Kong, where she studied journalism and worked in project management. Currently based in London and rediscovering creative writing, The Dinner is her first fictional short story written in 15 years. Some of her favourite things are spring flowers, autumn leaves, slow-cooked soup, and fish balls.

E.P. Chiew is the author of The Heartsick Diaspora and editor/compiler of Cooked Up: Food Fiction From Around the World. A two-time winner of the Bridport Short Story Prize, her stories have been anthologised in the UK, U.S. and Singapore, and variously shortlisted, long listed, or nominated for prizes, including the Manchester Short Story Prize, Fish, BBC Opening Lines, the Pushcart and Glimmer Train. A visual arts researcher, she has had a previous career as a U.S. corporate securities lawyer. 

Mason Croft was born in Vancouver, Canada. He holds a degree in Theatre from the University of British Columbia. His writing has appeared in several journals, mostly American. He lives in Singapore.

MK Eidson (Mike) worked for fifteen years at the US Department of Defense as a civilian employee. Now balding, he lives with his wife and their Jack Russell girl dog in Central Florida, where he owns and operates Eposic (https://eposic.com), his publishing imprint for games, puzzles, music, and fiction. His wife braided his hair back in the 90s and snipped the braid. She still has it.

Born in Dublin, Marc de Faoite is a freelance writer and editor. Having lived in Malaysia for 15 years, he now lives somewhere near the foot of the Alps. His short stories, articles, and book reviews have been published both in print and online. Tropical Madness, a collection of his short stories, was longlisted for the 2014 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize.

Jenny Hor, a Chinese Malaysian writer, hails from a small town called Butterworth. She writes stories about human life and the everyday scene. Jenny is also a traveller and food enthusiast. You might find traces of local delicacies in her writings. 

Nenad Jovancic was born in a country that no longer exists, Yugoslavia, and grew up in Sweden. After years of working and living around the globe pretending to be a management consultant and adult, he moved to Malaysia to pursue his passion for writing and love of South-East Asia. He is currently busy with two novels and occasionally crafts the odd poem or short story.

Lynett Khoh holds a BFA in creative writing from the University of Nottingham Malaysia and is currently an editor at Linguo Go. When she’s not busy wrestling with grammar or punctuation mistakes, she experiments with weaving bits of reality into short stories and poetry. 

Doc Krinberg was raised in California where he experienced a significant amount of surfing and dead end jobs to include hot pretzel salesman, strip club barker, bouncer, Teamster and junkyard truck driver before a career as a Diver in the U.S.N. Post-navy, he earned degrees in education, enabling teaching abroad in Japan and mainland USA. Publications include numerous poetry anthologies, three novels available on Amazon. He has edited two anthologies. He resides in Virginia.

V.S. Lai is a Malaysian writer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She has a BEng in Chemical Engineering from University College London and an MBA from Bayes Business School (City University of London). Her first short fiction was published in Endings and Beginnings, an anthology of short stories in 2018. 

Ewan Lawrie is the author of two novels featuring the villainous Alasdair Moffat; Gibbous House, and No Good Deed. He has had poetry and short stories published in various anthologies. His poetry collection Last Night I Met John Adcock was shortlisted for the Welsh Poetry Prize. He spent some teenage years in Singapore.

Winston Lim is a Penang author of Tan Sri Loh Boon Siew The Life And Times Of A Fire Dragon, the biography of Raymond Flower who wrote Raffles, The Story Of Singapore, and the Young Adult fantasy, Billy And The Cloud Fife. 

Y.K. Lim is an English teacher, e-learning writer and self-publisher. When he is not writing e-books or online courses, he dabbles in some creative writing. In 2018, he self-published an ESL book for young learners, 61 Mostly Nonsense Rhymes for Malaysian Students. He rides his Brixton bike for inspiration.

Yvonne Lyon writes mainly historical fiction set in Lancashire where she was born and recently completed a novel inspired by her grandparents’ relationship. Her short stories have been published in a Historical Novel Society Anthology: Distant Echoes, and Vintage Script. In 2009 she released a YA novel, Edgeburn.

Sandeep Kumar Mishra is a bestselling author of One Heart Many Breaks, 2020. An outsider artist, a poet and a lecturer, he is a guest poetry editor at Indian Poetry Review. He has received  Readers’ Favorite Silver Award  2021, Indian Achievers Award 2021, IPR Annual Poetry Award 2020 and Literary Titan Book Award 2020. He was shortlisted for 2021 International Book Awards, Indies Today Book of the Year Award 2020, Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize 2021 and Oprelle Rise up Poetry Prize 2021. He was also The Story Mirror Author of the Year nominee in 2019.

Ivy Ngeow was born and raised in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. She holds an MA in Writing from Middlesex University, where she won the 2005 Middlesex University Literary Press Prize out of almost 1500 entrants worldwide. Her debut, Cry of the Flying Rhino (2017), was awarded the International Proverse Prize in Hong Kong. Her published novels include Overboard (2020) and Heart of Glass (2018). She lives in London.

A retired clinic nurse, Krishnaveni Panikker’s hobbies are reading, writing and people watching. He loves helping the homeless and writing about the underprivileged. It has made him see life very differently. He never mentions names in his writings as he feels they deserve their dignity and privacy. 

Sylvia Petter, an Australian based in Vienna, Austria, writes short, long, serious, sexy, and fun. Her stories appear online and in print, and in her collections. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing (UNSW, 2009). Her debut novel, All the Beautiful Liars, was published in 2021 by Lightning Books, UK.

Shafiqah Alliah Razman (Shaf) is a passionate Malaysian traveller in the world of literature who read English Language and Literature at the University of Nottingham Malaysia. She has published poems, fiction and creative non-fiction, won several writing competitions and been a part of a literary magazine. As a shy coffee-lover and language enthusiast, she finds refuge in the art of writing and plans to be in a very long-term relationship with English. Feel free to say hi via shafiqahrazman@yahoo.com

San Lin Tun, guest editor at Open Leaf Press Review has authored over ten English books and several anthologies and literary magazines have showcased his writings. His novel An English Writer is available at Goodnovel. He is currently working on his second novel A Classroom for Mr KT. He lives in Yangon, Myanmar.

Yang Ming is a Singaporean writer. Her recent short play, The Exit was shortlisted for the Fizzy Sherbet podcast, an international platform for women writers and directors. Her writing explores women’s themes and cultural identity. Now based in Singapore, Yang Ming graduated from Swansea University with a MA in Creative Writing.