An Interview With Author Jennifer J. Chow About The 228 Legacy and Her Other Books Ep 65

25 February 2020

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

Related Links:

Jennifer’s website:

The 228 Incident:

The 228 Hand-In Hand Rally:

Formosa Betrayed:

Jennifer J. Chow on social media:


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