A new local true crime book, THE MURDER OF CHOW YAT, by Joan Rosier-Jones, will be launched at the Takapuna Library on Monday 17 August at 6pm.
The book investigates a long-forgotten but intriguing real-life murder story. Chow Yat was a humble Chinese market gardener living on the outskirts of Wanganui after the First World War, a time of rampant xenophobia. On 31 May 1922 he was brutally shot.
Joan Rosier-Jones has written four children's novels since 1985, an adult novel, and has also published two guides for would-be authors, WRITING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY (2005), and SO YOU WANT TO WRITE. She is a past President of the New Zealand Society of Authors, for whom she also wrote two author guidebooks, PUBLICISING YOUR BOOK (2005), and MARKETING YOUR BOOK (2006), and is once again the Director of the Wanganui Literary Festival this year.
More details on the book launch are available at: http://www.shorelibraries.govt.nz/Whats-On/Events-Listing/The-launch-of-Joan-Rosier-Jones--latest-book.aspx
You can find out more about Joan Rosier-Jones at her website: http://www.learntowrite.co.nz/index.php?func=about, or http://www.writersfest.co.nz/rosier-jones.htm