Our Team

Dr. Phoon Kwee Hian

Managing Director

Born in Singapore, Dr. Phoon Kwee Hian is the founding director and editor-in-chief of Candid Creation Publishing. She embarked on her writing and editorial career as a journalist and editor with Singapore’s major Chinese language newspapers. Subsequently, she moved on as a television scriptwriter, copywriter and executive editor of a lifestyle magazine.

Dr. Phoon’s first novel Twinkle Twinkle, Falling Star €‹, published in 1999, was an instant hit and made it to many bestseller lists in Singapore. It was very well-received in schools with many choosing the book to be in their school’s supplementary reading programs. The title is currently into its 12th edition. In 2000, Shenzhen Haitian Publishing in China purchased the publication rights for this book to publish a China edition. The book has also received many good reviews in China.

Riding on the success of Twinkle Twinkle, Falling Star, Dr. Phoon wrote and published her second novel Teacher, Please Give Me a Break €‹ and third novel The Ineffable Feeling which was equally well-received in schools.

In August 2002, Dr. Phoon wrote and published her first critical prose on Singapore’s renowned multi-disciplinary artist, Tan Swie Hian, entitled Master Craftsman Tan Swie Hian €‹. This book received very positive reviews and once again broke into the bestseller lists in Singapore. Dr. Phoon went on to write and publish another six titles, which include five critical proses, A Different Interpretation Within My Field of Vision A Peek into Singapore’s Publishing Scene Through Preface. On Tan Swie Hian’s Aesthetic Thoughts ,The Poet’s Lens: Tan Swie Hian’s Art of Photography and a poetry collection Moonlight.

Publisher, author, poet as well as an arts and literary researcher, Dr. Phoon is indeed an all-rounded arts and culture talent in Singapore.

Phoon Kok Hwa

Publisher

Phoon Kok Hwa is a Publisher at Candid Creation Publishing, an award-winning and leading bilingual independent publishing house based in Singapore, where he has spent the last decade coaching and supporting aspiring authors to get their books written, published and distributed.

Kok Hwa is a literary agent at heart, nurturing and extracting the potential book out of every aspiring author. He has helped hundred over authors from the age of 12 to 80 to take their book from idea to reality.

He believes that there is a book in every person, just waiting to be published. It comes as no surprise that he does not even restrict himself to a particular genre as he believes that authors can come from all walks of life, and are most compelling when they are themselves, writing about a subject that is close to their hearts. Kok Hwa continues to look for the distinct voices emerging from Singapore and Asia. His hope to broaden the appeal of Singapore’s published works continues to fuel his passion and creative flair for helping authors identify personally compelling narratives to drive their writing style. Apart from his personal beliefs in author expression, he also believes in a pragmatic aspect to publishing a book–personal branding–often stating that nothing produces instant credibility faster than giving away a book as a calling card.

He has built a reputation of being the publisher-of-choice for many renowned personalities and esteemed organizations, an honour made even more special as this was made possible through personal recommendations from the satisfied authors he has served.

Kok Hwa speaks regularly on publishing topics in various organizations and has been interviewed on TV, radio and newspaper to share his insights on publishing. He was also invited as a guest of radio station 938LIVE to share publishing tips in a 5-part series “Small Talk Big Returns”. He is also a co-author of the book Are You Ready to Be the Next Entrepreneur? published by Candid Creation Publishing.

Kok Hwa is also a trainer, facilitator and a Certified Action Learning Coach with World Institute for Action Learning (WIAL). He is also the 1st and only Professional Action Learning Coach in Asia and was awarded the WIAL International Coach Excellence Award in 2015. He is currently the lead facilitator for the authorship workshop “So You Want To Be An Author”, where aspiring authors are propelled towards publishing success through the 6P framework of Publishing.

Corrine Teng

Senior Designer

Corrine Teng is a layout designer who enjoys working with grids, graphics and typefaces to create engaging visual compositions. Certified in visual communications, Corrine understands that persuasive spreads combine meaningful copy and compelling visual content.

In the course of her work, Corrine enjoys the creative process of crafting a design direction to match the genre and tone of a book. This process is complemented by her interest in reading and writing.

Over the years, she has had the opportunity to work with over 40 authors to create visual concepts for different genres of books. She has also worked on magazines, blogs, print advertisements and Internet publications.

Felicia Tan

Senior Designer

Felicia Tan is a Senior Designer with passion in Design. She understands and is able to communicate the importance of strategically based design to the client.

With an eye for details as well as flair for design, she have successfully conceptualize, execution and implement design and web solutions for wide range of clients. She is driven to explore new ways of blending technology with art and proactive in implementing innovative design solutions.

Felicia is well-versed in the following software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Freehand, Macromedia Flash, Html, Basic Java, Basic Javascript and CSS. She received her training from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA).

Patricia Ng

Senior Editor

Patricia’s first ‘published’ work was a nonsensical poem included in her school yearbook when she was nine. Since then, she has been fascinated with the written word. As fate would have it, her first job was in a book retail shop and that began her journey of almost thirty years in the book trade.

A few years after, she had the opportunity of learning about the other end of the business and has been involved in the entire process of publishing ever since. While familiar with the various aspects of the trade, her first love is still in writing and editing.

She has written for and edited newsletters, magazines and books, and managed publishing projects.

Ryan How

Senior Editor

Ryan How is an editor for Candid Creation Publishing, adding that final touch to manuscripts before they make their transformation into books to be read by the public.

Ryan graduated with a Master’s Degree in Literary Studies from National University of Singapore in 2015 with an interest in metafictional literature: fiction that exposes and highlights the fact that it is fiction, instead of creating the illusion of reality within the world it creates.

In his spare time, Ryan likes to read novels and manga, watch anime, and train at the gym. His favourite genres are detective fiction, magical realism and metafiction.

Zoe Toh

Senior Editor

Zoe is a trained journalist and graphic designer. In a life before motherhood, she was a writer for parenting, architecture and motoring magazines. She has since progressed into the role of an editor.

These days, she works as a editor in order to sustain her caffeine fix. Zoe is a pedant in the kitchen who applies that same meticulousness in the editorial department. She aspires to publish her own children’s book one day.

Our Team

Dr. Phoon Kwee Hian

Managing Director

Born in Singapore, Dr. Phoon Kwee Hian is the founding director and editor-in-chief of Candid Creation Publishing. She embarked on her writing and editorial career as a journalist and editor with Singapore’s major Chinese language newspapers. Subsequently, she moved on as a television scriptwriter, copywriter and executive editor of a lifestyle magazine.

Dr. Phoon’s first novel Twinkle Twinkle, Falling Star €‹, published in 1999, was an instant hit and made it to many bestseller lists in Singapore. It was very well-received in schools with many choosing the book to be in their school’s supplementary reading programs. The title is currently into its 12th edition. In 2000, Shenzhen Haitian Publishing in China purchased the publication rights for this book to publish a China edition. The book has also received many good reviews in China.

Riding on the success of Twinkle Twinkle, Falling Star, Dr. Phoon wrote and published her second novel Teacher, Please Give Me a Break €‹ and third novel The Ineffable Feeling which was equally well-received in schools.

In August 2002, Dr. Phoon wrote and published her first critical prose on Singapore’s renowned multi-disciplinary artist, Tan Swie Hian, entitled Master Craftsman Tan Swie Hian €‹. This book received very positive reviews and once again broke into the bestseller lists in Singapore. Dr. Phoon went on to write and publish another six titles, which include five critical proses, A Different Interpretation Within My Field of Vision A Peek into Singapore’s Publishing Scene Through Preface. On Tan Swie Hian’s Aesthetic Thoughts ,The Poet’s Lens: Tan Swie Hian’s Art of Photography and a poetry collection Moonlight.

Publisher, author, poet as well as an arts and literary researcher, Dr. Phoon is indeed an all-rounded arts and culture talent in Singapore.

Phoon Kok Hwa

Publisher

Phoon Kok Hwa is a Publisher at Candid Creation Publishing, an award-winning and leading bilingual independent publishing house based in Singapore, where he has spent the last decade coaching and supporting aspiring authors to get their books written, published and distributed.

Kok Hwa is a literary agent at heart, nurturing and extracting the potential book out of every aspiring author. He has helped hundred over authors from the age of 12 to 80 to take their book from idea to reality.

He believes that there is a book in every person, just waiting to be published. It comes as no surprise that he does not even restrict himself to a particular genre as he believes that authors can come from all walks of life, and are most compelling when they are themselves, writing about a subject that is close to their hearts. Kok Hwa continues to look for the distinct voices emerging from Singapore and Asia. His hope to broaden the appeal of Singapore’s published works continues to fuel his passion and creative flair for helping authors identify personally compelling narratives to drive their writing style. Apart from his personal beliefs in author expression, he also believes in a pragmatic aspect to publishing a book–personal branding–often stating that nothing produces instant credibility faster than giving away a book as a calling card.

He has built a reputation of being the publisher-of-choice for many renowned personalities and esteemed organizations, an honour made even more special as this was made possible through personal recommendations from the satisfied authors he has served.

Kok Hwa speaks regularly on publishing topics in various organizations and has been interviewed on TV, radio and newspaper to share his insights on publishing. He was also invited as a guest of radio station 938LIVE to share publishing tips in a 5-part series “Small Talk Big Returns”. He is also a co-author of the book Are You Ready to Be the Next Entrepreneur? published by Candid Creation Publishing.

Kok Hwa is also a trainer, facilitator and a Certified Action Learning Coach with World Institute for Action Learning (WIAL). He is also the 1st and only Professional Action Learning Coach in Asia and was awarded the WIAL International Coach Excellence Award in 2015. He is currently the lead facilitator for the authorship workshop “So You Want To Be An Author”, where aspiring authors are propelled towards publishing success through the 6P framework of Publishing.

Corrine Teng

Senior Designer

Corrine Teng is a layout designer who enjoys working with grids, graphics and typefaces to create engaging visual compositions. Certified in visual communications, Corrine understands that persuasive spreads combine meaningful copy and compelling visual content.

In the course of her work, Corrine enjoys the creative process of crafting a design direction to match the genre and tone of a book. This process is complemented by her interest in reading and writing.

Over the years, she has had the opportunity to work with over 40 authors to create visual concepts for different genres of books. She has also worked on magazines, blogs, print advertisements and Internet publications.

Felicia Tan

Senior Designer

Felicia Tan is a Senior Designer with passion in Design. She understands and is able to communicate the importance of strategically based design to the client.

With an eye for details as well as flair for design, she have successfully conceptualize, execution and implement design and web solutions for wide range of clients. She is driven to explore new ways of blending technology with art and proactive in implementing innovative design solutions.

Felicia is well-versed in the following software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Freehand, Macromedia Flash, Html, Basic Java, Basic Javascript and CSS. She received her training from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA).

Patricia Ng

Senior Editor

Patricia’s first ‘published’ work was a nonsensical poem included in her school yearbook when she was nine. Since then, she has been fascinated with the written word. As fate would have it, her first job was in a book retail shop and that began her journey of almost thirty years in the book trade.

A few years after, she had the opportunity of learning about the other end of the business and has been involved in the entire process of publishing ever since. While familiar with the various aspects of the trade, her first love is still in writing and editing.

She has written for and edited newsletters, magazines and books, and managed publishing projects.

Ryan How

Senior Editor

Ryan How is an editor for Candid Creation Publishing, adding that final touch to manuscripts before they make their transformation into books to be read by the public.

Ryan graduated with a Master’s Degree in Literary Studies from National University of Singapore in 2015 with an interest in metafictional literature: fiction that exposes and highlights the fact that it is fiction, instead of creating the illusion of reality within the world it creates.

In his spare time, Ryan likes to read novels and manga, watch anime, and train at the gym. His favourite genres are detective fiction, magical realism and metafiction.

Zoe Toh

Senior Editor

Zoe is a trained journalist and graphic designer. In a life before motherhood, she was a writer for parenting, architecture and motoring magazines. She has since progressed into the role of an editor.

These days, she works as a editor in order to sustain her caffeine fix. Zoe is a pedant in the kitchen who applies that same meticulousness in the editorial department. She aspires to publish her own children’s book one day.