A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin:
February 28th is a national holiday in Taiwan and it’s just around the corner. But how many know the somber significance behind the date and what it commemorates? Author Jennifer J. Chow has written a novel inspired by the 228 Incident (which refers to February 28, 1947).
I spoke with her about the 228 Incident and how it relates to her novel, The 228 Legacy. Jennifer has a new book coming out in March, it’s a cozy mystery novel called, Mimi Lee Gets A Clue. We also spoke about that, her other book projects and her writing process.
Here’s a little preview of what we talked about in this podcast episode:
- What is the 228 Incident?
- How the 228 Incident is related to Jennifer’s book The 228 Legacy
- How Jennifer learned about 228
- Why she wrote the 228 Legacy
- Jennifer’s upcoming book, Mimi Lee Gets A Clue
- The cozy mystery genre
- How her Winston Wong cozy mystery series is a tribute to her late mother
- Her writing process for the cozy mystery genre
- How she approaches writing young adult fiction, adult fiction and cozy mysteries
- Her writing routine and habits
- Her advice for people who want to write a book
Jennifer’s website: http://jenniferjchow.com/
The 228 Incident: https://www.taiwandc.org/228-intr.htm
The 228 Hand-In Hand Rally: http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2004/02/29/2003100533
Formosa Betrayed: https://www.amazon.com/Formosa-Betrayed-George-H-Kerr/dp/1910736538
Jennifer J. Chow on social media: