Do you have any questions for me? Here are some frequently asked questions (and my answers):
Is your surname Oon or Yeoh?
My surname is Yeoh, just like (Tan Sri) Francis Yeoh and (Tan Sri) Michelle Yeoh. I don't have a Tan Sri in front of my name and these famous people aren't my relatives, even in a distant way, but I share their convention of putting the surname after the personal name. The roots of that happened in the US, where I grew up as a kid. Over there, they put your personal name first and surname last. Thus, "Oon Yeoh".
Did you study journalism?
I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas in Austin, majoring in Economics and minoring in Government. I did a few English-language classes in college but that's the closest I came to studying anything related to journalism. In college I had no clue what I wanted to do and studied Econs because it made sense to me and Gov because I was interested in politics. It was only after I graduated that I fell into journalism by chance. I found that I could do it well and it suited my personality type, so I stuck with it.
Are you still practicing journalism?
Not at the moment. My focus these days is in content consultancy and publishing books.
What kind of books do you publish?
Mainly non-fiction, which can cover how-to guidebooks, tourism-related books, cookbooks, memoirs, self-help, parenting and business books. I occasionally take on fiction too, in the form of children's story books and novels with a very Malaysian context to them. I'll even do artistic books if I'm convinced of the authors' capabilities.
What books are you writing, yourself?
There are so many books I want to write but I don't have time because I'm so busy helping other people get published.
Any other projects?
I'm open to ideas. Contact me.