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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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23 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! 😀

  11. Lee Shen Teng says:

    There’s how many characters in every book?

    • sherlocksam says:

      Hello Shen Teng! It depends on the book, but every book features the Supper Club and various supporting characters like new friends, possible suspects, and of course a villain or two 🙂

  12. Ralph P says:

    I once drew Sherlock Sam and Waston back in 2017.

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Reposting from @mrtreads 😬😍 Thank you for reading our books! 🤩#sherlocksam #ajlow #mrtreads #singlit
This what our editing process is really like. We’re such professionals: . Editor: There is a ghost of Corporal Boey in your manuscript. It's very bizarre. This happens quite a bit in the MS. Felicia: Eh? What do you mean? Editor: *shows to more examples* and a 👻 emoticon. Felicia: Wait. How do you spell Corporal? Isn't it Corporal? Editor: Corporal. . *Felicia is very confused but says nothing* . Adan: Is that not how we spelt it? I'm confused. Ohhh. Wait. Editor: I dunno why Felicia is suddenly asking how to spell Corporal, but my point was that there were weird appearances of "Corporal Boey" several times in the manuscript. Adan: Yes. We finally understand what you meant. Editor: 🤦‍♀️ Adan: We think Feli did a global change and accidentally replaced every em-dash to "Corporal Boey". Felicia: I thought I spelled it as CORPOREAL! Which is also a ghost what! Editor: I just nearly snorted hot chocolate out of my nose, but yes. Felicia: But yes. I changed all the em-dashes to "Corporal Boey" by accident. Adan: This is what happens when I don't check messages for a while. Editor: OK NOW IT MAKES SO MUCH MORE SENSE. . . #sherlocksam #ajlow #editing #feliciaisweird #feliciaisconfused
We just got our copy of the new @goraina comic that teaches you how to write and draw your own comic! We can’t wait to start reading! Do you guys think we should do a Sherlock Sam comic? #sherlocksam #ajlow #comics #drawing #writing
Good morning, Wellington Primary! We had lots of fun talking to you guys about mysteries and robots! Thank you for inviting us to your school and we hope to meet you guys again 😁 #sherlocksam #ajlow #writing #reading #singlit #kidlit #fun
Science @winstedtschool ! 🤖 #sherlocksam #ajlow #winstedtschool #writing #reading
Felicia is reading Front Desk by @kellyyanghk right now and she’s really loving it! Felicia is Peranakan Chinese and Adan is Mexican American so she was really happy to see Mia and Lupe become friends in the story 😁 #ajlow #frontdesk #kellyyoung #weneeddiversebooks
We had the most wonderful time at @winstedtschool today! The students asked us very original, thoughtful questions and even drew and wrote their own Sherlock Sam stories 😍 Ms Manju, their librarian, also gave Felicia a tour of their awesome library! Thank you for inviting us 🥳#sherlocksam #ajlow #winstedtschool #writing #reading #singlit #kidlit #detectives #robots @closetfulofbooks
@kinokuniya_singapore is having a members’ sale on @freecomicbookday and we went a little bit over budget 😬 But Adan won a big prize at their lucky draw—a Joker statue! 🤪 They still have a lot of prizes up for grabs, but even more important—they have LOTS OF COMICS! 😁 #fcbd #comics #ajlow #sherlocksam
What weird and wacky things are you up to on Free Comic Book Day today? It’s also Star Wars Day! May the Fourth Be With You all! #fcbd #starwarsday #maythefourthbewithyou #startrek #sherlocksam #ajlow #orangeshorts ( illustration by the weird and wacky @drewscape_art )
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