Imaginary Friends: 26 Fables for the Kid in Us


I’ve released another collection of short stories – this time as an illustrated e-book by MPH Group Publishing! I was really fortunate to have crossed paths with one of their editors there, Oon, who was really encouraging about getting more of my work published.

Here’s the synopsis adapted from the press release:

Imaginary Friends is a quirky collection of 26 illustrated short stories in alphabetical order and is exclusively available as an e-book published by MPH.

Author Melanie Lee and illustrator Sheryl Khor are childhood friends who used to imagine that their stationery and water bottles had names and personalities, and would come up with adventurous plotlines for their “imaginary friends”. Inspired by such fond memories from their childhood, they decided to collaborate in producing this e-book as a legacy for their children.

At first glance, Imaginary Friends may look like a typical children’s book. However, upon closer reading, you will find that its sophisticated wit and references to modern culture make it an enjoyable read for teens and adults who are young at heart. While the main characters are animals or grocery items, they were written for a very human audience in mind. In fact, many of the life lessons that are stated at the end of each story are things you wished the “older people” had told you about when you were in your late teens or early twenties. With rib-tickling humour and heart-warming moments aplenty, these 26 modern-day fables are bound to make you ponder about your life.

You can buy the book (US$4.99) from Kobo here. Oh,  and do feel free to join the book’s Facebook page as well! :)


  1. Have you ever thought about creating an e-book
    or guest authoring on other websites? I have a blog based on the same ideas
    you discuss and would really like to have you share some stories/information. I know my readers
    would appreciate your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an email.


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