My name is Joleigh. I am currently fourteen years old, and thirteen when I wrote my shortlisted story, ‘The Expeditions of Edwin’. I am studying In GEMS International School Metropark, and am living in the city of Petaling Jaya in Malaysia. I am blessed to have spent 11 years of my childhood overseas, and have gained exposures to lots of international cultures. I grew up in Shanghai, Nagoya and Tokyo, thus this experience has cultivated me to be adaptive and adventurous.
My passion for writing and everything ‘English related’ started at an early age, as my mother would constantly read me books at night, before I went to bed. As I grew older, and had the ability to read books without the help of my parents, I started bringing a book with me, wherever I went. Whether it be on a road trip, or a journey to the bathroom, there would be a novel tucked safely under my arms. There was just something extremely mesmerizing, about holding a story in your hand, and being submerged in the fictional fairy tales. Just a few flipping of pages away, from countless of memorable stories, with your all – time favorite characters.
Books by Joleigh Lim
Told from the perspective of a stuffed bear, ‘The Expeditions of Edwin’ tells the heart-warming tales of up’s and down’s that a toy bear experiences, throughout his life.