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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A.J. Low is a husband-and-wife writing team!

Adan Jimenez was born in the San Joaquin Valley in California to Mexican immigrant parents. He became an immigrant himself when he moved to Singapore after living in New York for almost a decade. He has worked for comic book stores, book stores, gaming stores and even a hoagie sandwich shop once. He loves comics, LEGOs, books, games (analog and video), Doctor Who and sandwiches. 

Felicia Low-Jimenez has worked around books for most of her adult life. She has bought books, sold books, marketed books, published books, and now she writes books. She loves to nap and eat chocolate. She spends most of her free time reading, and, when she can afford it, she travels, usually to look for beautiful bookstores around the world.

Sherlock Sam and the Missing Heirloom in Katong won the International Schools Libraries Network’s Red Dot Award 2013-2014 in the Younger Readers’ Category. Sherlock Sam and the Ghostly Moans in Fort Canning took third place in the Popular Readers’ Choice Awards 2013 in the English Children’s Books category, while Sherlock Sam and the Quantum Pair in Queenstown won first place in the Popular Readers’ Choice Awards 2017 in the English Children’s Books category.

Sherlock Sam Books 1-5 have been translated into Turkish by Nemesis Kitap and Books 1-3 into Bahasa Indonesia by Buah Hati.

North American English rights have been sold to Andrews McMeel Publishing for the first three books. Check out the Sherlock Sam page on the AMP! Comics for Kids website!

If you liked our books, or just want to take a look at our extensive LEGO collection, you can email us at sherlock.sam.sg@gmail.com!

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR

Andrew Tan (also known as drewscape) is a full-time freelance illustrator and an Eisner-nominated comic artist. He illustrates for print ads, magazines and also enjoys storyboarding and illustrating for picture book projects. During his free time, he’s always creating his own comics for the fun of it. In his home studio you’ll find an overflow of art tools of all kinds as he loves experimenting with them. He has already too many fountain pens and tells himself that he will stop buying more. Andrew published his first graphic novel, Monsters, Miracles & Mayonnaise, in 2012.

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19 thoughts on “About

  1. […] well-designed and thought-provoking titles. Today, we’re excited to present an interview with A.J. Low, the husband-and-wife writing team behind our latest children’s series, Sherlock Sam. The […]

  2. Lali lulu says:

    I was thinking could you make your next book’s theme somewhere in Europe?

  3. riddhi says:

    Why did youl name the character as sherlock sam. Was it because of his liking towards sherlock? 🙂

    • sherlocksam says:

      Hi there!

      Yes! That’s exactly why. Sherlock Sam’s hero is Sherlock Holmes. Also, his full name is Samuel Tan Cher Lock which also explains why he’s called Sherlock Sam 🙂

  4. bananana says:

    where is the next book going to be

  5. […] Low-Jimenez (Singapore), author of the Sherlock Sam children’s detective […]

  6. shing fung says:

    I love your books Sherlock and you are so awesome come on make me your friend already!!!
    P.S.: do you exist?

  7. shing fung says:

    I LOVE YOUR BOOKS!!!!!!!!! COME ON MAKE ME YOUR FRIEND ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Mackayla says:

    Hi! What inspired you to make books? What is Sams personality? I LLOOVVEE YOUR BOOKS!

    • sherlocksam says:

      Hi there, Mackayla,

      THANK YOU!!!

      We’ve always loved reading and writing since we were very young and we wanted to created our own stories and characters! We especially loved reading mysteries so we were super excited to have a chance to write the Sherlock Sam books!

  9. Lilly De Geyter says:

    Dear A.J.Low,
    Thank you for coming to our school and answering our questions.
    It was amazing to hear about writing from an author.

    Kind Regards,
    Lilly

  10. Chong Zhe Hao says:

    when is your next book going to publish?LOVE UR BOOKS!!!
    P.S.my school Book Character Day coming soon,I wanna dress as Sherlock Sam in the book Sherlock Sam and the fiendish heist in London!Again,LOVE UR BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • sherlocksam says:

      Hello! Our next book, Sherlock Sam and the Mysterious Mastermind in Seoul, should be coming out in late August or early September 🙂

      If you dress up as Sherlock, you should totally send us photos!

      Thanks for loving our books so much! 😀

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