Members’ Showcase

MEMBERS’ SHOWCASE provides a platform where current members can present or display a work of your choice. Please contact us for submission details.

Bhakti Mathur

The 13th book in the “Amma Tell Me” series, Amma Tell Me About The Avatars of Vishnu!, is the story of Vishnu, the Hindu deity tasked with preserving creation, and the first of his of nine avatars. Amma narrates the story of a period in antiquity when earth is rife with corruption and evil and on the brink of an apocalypse and how Vishnu in the form of Matsya, the fish, befriends Manu, a noble king, and assigns him to saving creation. Will they succeed in their mission? To find out, read more.

Written in rhyme with colourful illustrations, the book is for children in the 3–8-year age group.

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Carol Dyer

Ray Cordeiro rose from humble beginnings to become a giant in the music industry. His passion for popular music, especially of the 1930s to 1960s, brought enormous pleasure to millions over the airwaves for more than 50 years. His daily late-night show had almost a cult following among Hong Kong people, here and overseas.

More than a story of one man, this book documents the history of the music scene in Hong Kong from the inception of radio broadcasting in 1929 to the present day, charting the success of many local celebrities whose stardom was helped by “Uncle Ray”. He retired at age 96 in May 2021.

Carol Dyer was the title’s project consultant and editor.

Claire Chao

Remembering ShanghaiClaire is winner of 17 literary awards including the 2019 Rubery Prize Book of the Year, Remembering Shanghai follows five generations from imperial China to modern-day Hong Kong. Isabel grows up in the wealthy Sun family in glamorous 1930s Shanghai. When Mao comes to power, she journeys to Hong Kong, unaware that she will never see her father again. She returns to Shanghai with her daughter Claire six decades later to confront their complex past—one they discover is filled with love and betrayal, kidnappers and concubines, glittering pleasure palaces and underworld crime bosses.

Geanette YH Young

When people talk of horses, no one ever thinks of China. China has never won any medals in equestrian events or produced any elite horses. Despite this, horses have played an essential role in many different facets of the development of the Chinese nation.

This book, through showcasing the chronicled history of China’s horses, equine art, equine sports, horse breeds and traditional Chinese veterinary medicine, reveals the philosophy and wisdom of Chinese civilization.

However, while the world’s fastest distance-running quadruped has undoubtedly helped historically to build the country, the question now is: how will China help to build the future for this steadfast animal which has served it so well?

www.thehorsesofchina.com

Gillian Bickley | Luisa Ternau

Luisa Ternau’s translation of Gillian Bickley’s poetry, selected by Verner Bickley, Avvistamenti, pensieri e sentimenti (Proverse Hong Kong; www.proversepublishing.com), is available bilingually (English/Italian) as well as in a stand-alone Italian edition. Paperback and ebook editions of each are available from Amazon. Gillian’s previous poetry collections are: For the Record (2003), Moving House (2005), Sightings (2007), China Suite (2009) and Perceptions (2012). A different selection appeared as Over the Years (2017). Luisa was a 3rd-prize winner in the inaugural International Proverse Poetry Prize competition and her poems appear in four Proverse Poetry Prize anthologies, the Mingled Voices series.

Heather Diamond

When an American woman in her forties meets her Chinese husband-to-be, she has no idea how much love will upend her life. Moving from Texas to Hawaii requires a midlife reinvention. It does not, however, prepare her for immersion into her new Chinese family. When the couple moves to the Hong Kong island of Cheung Chau, she finds herself charmed by family traditions and community rituals but challenged by the language barrier, the lack of privacy, and way more family togetherness than she is used to. Will she resist or adapt? Rabbit in the Moon is an honest and often humorous look at intercultural marriage, the importance of family, and finding the courage to follow your dreams.

heatherdiamondwriter.com/rabbit-in-the-moon/

Karma Castilho

Big Tree near Nam Sang Wai
Acrylic on canvas

Karma Castilho is a self-trained artist who for 10 years has worked mainly in acrylics. Nam Sang Wai in the wetlands of San Tin is one of Karma’s favourite spots in Hong Kong. Visiting it early one morning she was awed by its peaceful beauty. The scene she depicts – of a large, heavily rooted tree overlooking a fish pond with a small village nearby ­– offers calm relief in a current turbulent world.

Karma’s work can be seen at www.gallerykarma.com.

Ritu Hemnani

“Why do people migrate?” Nadia asks her grandparents one evening. Their answer takes Anoushka, Nadia and Tarun on a journey back in time to Sindh (now Pakistan), through the story of best friends Gope and Meera following India’s independence in 1947. Soon they learn that India has been split into two and realize they are now living on the wrong side of the border. As refugees, their lives are turned upside down and they are separated forever… or so it would seem.

Beautiful and heartwarming, Gope and Meera is a tale about a cherished homeland reluctantly left behind and why the Hindu Sindhi community is scattered across the world today.

Sue Dockstader

The Adventures of Henry the Field Mouse books revolve around Henry, an amiable field mouse who befriends a family of mice and embarks on a series of escapades exploring the English countryside. While not intentionally educational, 3 to 7-year-olds will learn a little about the appearance and habitats of different animals and see how they can all be friends, even though they don’t look the same. The realistic illustrations will spark the imagination of young readers as in each chapter Henry and his pals encounter climbing, swimming and burrowing friends.

Sue Dockstader is the editor and publisher of this series, written for her kids by her mother when she moved to Hong Kong.

www.adventuresofhenryfieldmouse.com

Yoanne Ho

This children’s story is a whimsical tale about perspective – join Pearl the Panda and her animal friends on a hilarious adventure to uncover the bigger picture behind a mysterious umbrella floating innocently on a lake. The Floating Umbrella has won first place in the Children’s Picture Book category of the 2019 Feathered Quill Book Awards, and is a Red Ribbon winner of the 2018 Wishing Shelf Book Awards.

See: https://yoannehilda.wixsite.com/pearlthepanda

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