Esther Chen

Biography

Esther Chen lives in Singapore, a South East Asian country with one of the World's highest cost of living. She also major in Biology and Science and has taught in Singapore schools.
She is interested in Life and Science, and also life planning and management.
She works in the day and writes in the nights, so enjoy her writing as it teleports you into another World.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
I have a few projects currently writing and I take a break from them once in a while to write shorter stories like the Kitti the cat series or the 10 ways to survive in a cosmopolitan city.
The most recent project I am working on is "Tutoring magic" it is the sequel to "Castle in the Air" the story of an average Bill who finds ways to improve his lot by engaging in investment opportunities with his savings. He also takes on other types of work to survive, in the midst of all these, he meets new people and have new experiences that shapes the way he thinks about his future.
Also I am writing "The Pigeon Princess" which is a part of my series of "Journey of three Children" this focuses on the encounters experienced by Evelyn after "The boy called Jason".
I am taking my time to write this story as much research has to be done in order to bring out the many facets of the characters.
How do you approach cover design?
I tend to be a minimalist and try to keep the cover plain and clear. Sometimes it is too plain and the cover ends up being a bunch of typed words on a white back ground. Now I get my friend to illustrate for me the covers, she also illustrates the pictures in my Kitti the Cat series. The cover tries to link the story to the book and gives an idea of the type of action that is expected, but I admit that sometimes the idea is abstract and it turns out to be too subtle. All in all I am experimenting with my friend and trying out new ideas and techniques to make my covers more interesting.
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Books

Topical guidebook for GCE O level Biology 2 Part 2
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Series: Study guides for O levels, Book 4. Pre-release—available October 31, 2014. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,870. Language: English. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Test preparation
Guide focusing on key learning outcomes for GCE O level Biology, Maintenance and Regulation of Life Processes. This book is suitable for distance and self learning. Cambridge Syllabus 5158, focusing on respiration in humans, excretion in humans, homeostasis and co-ordination and response in humans.
Castle In The Air
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Pre-release—available September 1, 2014. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,520. Language: English. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Average Bill, a teacher loses his job over a mistake at work. He decides to throw in his lot with a couple of colleagues Hank and Joey to invest in a property. How is he going to find the money to pay for all of this? Find out the schemes he gets into and the encounters he experience as he struggles with himself and his surroundings to improve his lot in life.
Journey Across Asia Japan
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Series: Journey Across Asia, Book 1. Pre-release—available August 29, 2014. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography
A photo diary of a woman on a trip across Asia. First stop in Japan, experienced through novel eyes of a traveller looking to discover new insights of the World. A taste of freedom and of Japan.
O Level Biology Practice Questions And Answers Human Nutrition
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Series: Study guides for O levels, Book 10. Pre-release—available August 29, 2014. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,360. Language: English. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Test preparation
O Level Biology Practice Questions And Answers - MCQ and structured questions with answers and explanations. Good for struggling students of O level Biology who needs explainations and indepth look at the mark breakdown in biology questions. Good for self study or returning students. A good selection of practice questions to improve your grades in Biology and get the much needed practice!
Living Through A Life Of Faith 008
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Series: Life of Failth, Book 8. Price: Free! Words: 220. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / General
A short article on sharing of a person's journey in finding faith in God using the Bible and personal experience. The articles may end with unresolved and act as a brief introspection of God's intention for the person. A series of collection.
Living Through A Life Of Faith 007
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Series: Life of Failth, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 730. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Prayer
A short article on sharing of a person's journey in finding faith in God using the Bible and personal experience. The articles may end with unresolved and act as a brief introspection of God's intention for the person. A series of collection.
Journey Across Asia: Kinabalu
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Series: Journey Across Asia, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography
A short trip to Kinabalu for a small taste of Sabah. Going into the past and discovering peace in nature. A journey of new discovery and joy; and a celebration of city life beside conservationism. Explore Sabah with the eyes of a backpacking traveller.
Living Through A Life Of Faith 006
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Series: Life of Failth, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 420. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Education / General
A short article on sharing of a person's journey in finding faith in God using the Bible and personal experience. The articles may end with unresolved and act as a brief introspection of God's intention for the person. A series of collection.
O Level Biology Practice Questions And Answers Nutrients
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Series: Study guides for O levels, Book 9. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Test preparation
O Level Biology Practice Questions And Answers - MCQ and structured questions with answers and explanations. Good for struggling students of O level Biology who needs explainations and indepth look at the mark breakdown in biology questions. Good for self study or returning students. A good selection of practice questions to improve your grades in Biology and get the much needed practice!
O Level Biology Practice Questions And Answers Enzymes
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Series: Study guides for O levels, Book 8. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,470. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Test preparation
O Level Biology Practice Questions And Answers - MCQ and structured questions with answers and explanations. Good for struggling students of O level Biology who needs explainations and indepth look at the mark breakdown in biology questions. Good for self study or returning students. A good selection of practice questions to improve your grades in Biology and get the much needed practice!
Living Through A Life Of Faith 005
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Series: Life of Failth, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 320. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
A short article on sharing of a person's journey in finding faith in God using the Bible and personal experience. The articles may end with unresolved and act as a brief introspection of God's intention for the person. A series of collection.
Living Through A Life Of Faith 004
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Series: Life of Failth, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 360. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
A short article on sharing of a person's journey in finding faith in God using the Bible and personal experience. The articles may end with unresolved and act as a brief introspection of God's intention for the person. A series of collection.
Living Through A Life Of Faith 003
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Series: Life of Failth, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 540. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
A short article on sharing of a person's journey in finding faith in God using the Bible and personal experience. The articles may end with unresolved and act as a brief introspection of God's intention for the person. A series of collection.
Living Through A Life Of Faith 002
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Series: Life of Failth, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 390. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
A short article on sharing of a person's journey in finding faith in God using the Bible and personal experience. The articles may end with unresolved and act as a brief introspection of God's intention for the person. A series of collection.
Living Through A Life Of Faith 001
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Series: Life of Failth, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 580. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
A short article on sharing of a person's journey in finding faith in God using the Bible and personal experience. The articles may end with unresolved and act as a brief introspection of God's intention for the person. A series of collection.
Topical guidebook for GCE O level Biology 2 Part 1
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Series: Study guides for O levels, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Test preparation
Guide focusing on key learning outcomes for GCE O level Biology, Maintenance and Regulation of Life Processes. This book is suitable for distance and self learning. Cambridge Syllabus 5158, focusing on Nutrition in Humans, Nutrition in Plants, Transport in Flowering Plants, and Transport in Humans.
O Level Biology Practice Questions And Answers Movement of substances
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Series: Study guides for O levels, Book 7. Price: $1.47 USD. Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling
O Level Biology Practice Questions And Answers - MCQ and structured questions with answers and explanations. Good for struggling students of O level Biology who needs explainations and indepth look at the mark breakdown in biology questions. Good for self study or returning students. A good selection of practice questions to improve your grades in Biology and get the much needed practice!
O Level Biology Practice Questions And Answers Cells
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Series: Study guides for O levels, Book 6. Price: $1.47 USD. Words: 1,140. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Test preparation
O Level Biology Practice Questions And Answers Cells - MCQ and structured questions with answers and explanations. Good for struggling students of O level Biology who needs explainations and indepth look at the mark breakdown in biology questions. Good for self study or returning students. A good selection of practice questions to improve your grades in Biology and get the much needed practice!
Kitti the Cat - Playing With Water
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Series: Kitti the Cat, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Kitti, Tom and Henry, the three kittens from the pier moves into town. They live under a bench in a park. One day, while Tom and Henry are sunning themselves on a bench, Kitti follows a girl to an unfamiliar place where he finds a pond. What happens to Kitti? An illustrated story.
Four Plus Three Poems
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Series: Four plus poems, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
A collection of Poems, on Thoughts of the future, everyday life and introspections on the darker parts of the mind. An exploration on hopes and dreams, depression and denial.
Kitti The Cat - Town Cat
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Series: Kitti the Cat, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,080. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Kitti the cat is born in a warehouse at the pier. One day, he left with his brothers to move to a neighbouring town. Finding themselves exposed to new and foreign situations, the kittens must overcome being separated and find a way to get back together. Getting a new home and settling down in town becomes an adventure. An illustrated story.
Kitti The Cat
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Series: Kitti the Cat, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
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Kitti cat born to a stray living in the warehouse by the pier. Join Kitti in his adventures as he finds his place in life as a cat. An illustrated story.
Biology Card Game 1
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Series: Study guides for O levels, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 450. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Secondary
This game is to help students revise on their biology topics using as a game play. Students must have some prior knowledge in order to play this game. Topics Cells and Movement of substances
Four Plus Two Poems
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Series: Four plus poems, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
A collection of Poems on Love, Forgiveness, Peace and the Mind. Explore the mind and heart of a teenager as they ponder on the what these feelings mean to them.
Evelyn
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Series: The journey of three children, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
This is a story about Evelyn a girl living in Noham, a background story of when Evelyn met Julius. Noham is a town at the foot of a mountain in a Kingdom called Hamless. One day a mysterious guest appears and Evelyn's life in town is changed forever.
Strategies To Survive The Teaching Profession
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching
Struggling with teaching as a profession? Think that you know what goes on behind the scenes of teachers in the staffroom? Read this book to find out how to improve your life in the teaching profession and understand that surviving teaching is not only about the academic but managing the emotion.
A Memory Of Long Ago By Julius
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Series: The journey of three children, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 910. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
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This is a story of Julius before the events of The Boy called Jason. Introducing the background of Julius.
The Boy Called Jason
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Series: The journey of three children, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,010. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Jason a young boy of fourteen, stays in a town called Noham at the foot of a mountain. Lost in the mountains with two other children in his town, Julius and Evelyn, the three of them must undergo trails and tribulations in their bid to find their way home. Follow the children as they grow and bring out the true character within them.
The Story Of Pooh By Wise J
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Series: The journey of three children, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 690. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
This book is about a story written by Jason before he went into the mountains with Julius and Evelyn in The Boy called Jason.
Success Topical Guidebook For GCE O Level Biology 1 5158
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Series: Study guides for O levels, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Sciences
Guide focusing on key learning outcomes for GCE O level Biology, Principles of Biology. This book is suitable for distance and self learning. Cambridge Syllabus 5158.
How Heavy Is Your Life
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Price: Free! Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Fortune telling
This book is on numerology in Chinese Feng Shui. An Entertaining read.
10 Ways To Survive In A Cosmopolitan City Like A Scrooge Book3
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Series: 10 Ways to Survive in a Cosmopolitan City Like a Scrooge, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 910. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance / money management
10 new ways to survive in a cosmopolitan city like a scrooge, book 3. Living on a thinner than shoes string budget? Wanting a little more for yourself as you find ways to save with a rising cost of living but decreasing standard of living? Try reading this book for an interesting way to make use of modern day facilities in the city and improve your standards of living at little to no cost.
The Origin of Desires and Inspiration Revolution
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Series: Life Essence Bible, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,640. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
What is desire and how do they come about? How does desire and inspiration come together to enhance each other? An exploratory work on how Life can become driven with these two factors.
10 Ways To Survive In A Cosmopolitan City Like A Scrooge Book 2
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Series: 10 Ways to Survive in a Cosmopolitan City Like a Scrooge, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 910. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance / money management
10 more ways to survive in a cosmopolitan city like a scrooge. Living on a thinner than shoes string budget? Wanting a little more for yourself as you find ways to save with a rising cost of living but decreasing standard of living? Try reading this book for ways to make use of modern day facilities in the city and improve your standards of living at little to no cost. Second in a three part serie
10 Ways To Survive In A Cosmopolitan City Like A Scrooge
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Series: 10 Ways to Survive in a Cosmopolitan City Like a Scrooge, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance
10 ways to survive in a cosmopolitan city like a scrooge. Living on a thinner than shoes string budget? Wanting a little more for yourself as you find ways to save with a rising cost of living but decreasing standard of living? Try reading this book for ways to make use of modern day facilities in the city and improve your standards of living at little to no cost.
Secret Of Answering Biology Questions
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Series: Study guides for O levels, Book 1. Price: $1.47 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Sciences
Unlock the key words and learn how to deconstruct questions to get the correct answering techniques.
Discrimination And Hypocrisy
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Series: Life Essence Bible, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 990. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Movements / existentialism
Ever encountered discrimination and hypocrisy at home, the workplace and among friends. A brief introspection on the ramblings of a angry person.
The Energy Of Love
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Series: Life Essence Bible, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Movements / existentialism
What is the relationship between love and life? Is there a possibility for Jane to transmit her love to her other love interest? Why does your boss hate you? How can your life be improved using the positive energy of love?
The Book Of Origins
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Series: Life Essence Bible, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,220. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Movements / existentialism
Ever wonder how Life originated? Explore ideas and thoughts on the origin of Life away from a different point of view and see the world in a different light. This Book is an exploration of how Life may be supported by a collection of essences which comes together to bring about the mysterious birth of an organism.
Four Plus One Poems
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Series: Four plus poems, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
Short poems depicting the darkness of the heart and mind. An exploration looking for simplicity and casualness of life. Four plus one poems reflects some issues faced by a growing teenager and the inner tension experienced within a confused mind.
Pain
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Series: Life Essence Bible, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Movements / existentialism
Pain can adversely affect our daily Life, and also affect others around us. What is pain? Can pain be controlled, transmitted through our thoughts? How can we handle pain in our Life? This book explores the intricacies of Pain in our daily Life.
Life Essence And Thought, Communication
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Series: Life Essence Bible, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,680. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Movements / existentialism
Everybody wonders about life and its origin, how does that affect us as a whole and as a society? Is there any logical manner in which we can describe and quantify each and every response that we perceive and the differences therein? How is Life essence linked to Thought and when does communication come in? This book explores the roles these three play in the essence of the Human Life.

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