Born in Singapore in 1964, Chan Joon Yee was a very prolific writer in the 1990s. He has written 2 novels and translated one Chinese travelogue. His shorter pieces which included poems, short stories, book reviews, celebrity interviews, advice columns and advertorials, were featured in newspapers, magazines and some trade publications. He has also done ghostwriting for business people who needed to make light-hearted speeches or engaging presentations.
After accumulating a further 20 years of life experiences since his last novel was published in 1993, Chan made a comeback in 2013 with a collection of short stories entitled Spellbound in Chiangmai. This is followed by a humour book entitled Dental Phobia and another non-fiction book Leaving The Pain Behind which explores some of the painful stories behind people who tattoo themselves.
Chan Joon Yee first visited Thailand as an army boy in 1984. The Land of Smiles fascinated him for many years, but like many foreigners who have tried to settle here, his feelings have matured from infatuation to healthy cynicism. Spellbound In Chiangmai is a work of fiction inspired by his many puzzling encounters in the Land of Smiles.
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