Thursday, April 16, 2009


When I started this blog, it was my intention to showcase my book Mail Order Bride, which I wrote two years ago. It is about the life of a foreign woman who came to New Zealand. Sadly, New Zealand is very small, and I found the publishers were not interested in this kind of genre. Apart from Penguin and Random, I did not bother to send my book to other publishers.

This book is the embodiment of many issues of the darker side of today’s society. Auckland city is chosen because of her cosmopolitan features, as well as the presence of immigrants, new and old. There are mail order brides from all over the world. This story could happen in any big city in the world.

Parts of this book involved the young Maoris and some of their customs. This is a fiction intertwined with facts. This year, I got to know Ngarimu, the grand son of the Maori chief during the Bastion Point Protest.

My book has become real to me as Ngarimu played host to me, Sam and my sister Elizabeth and Kalang recently. He took us to places and told us stories that only privileged visitors were taken and told. So now, I am taking the book out of the woodwork and see if I can find a publisher.

Ngarimu, a Maori from New Zealand and Kalang, a Kelabit from Borneo found that their two tribes  have so much in common. In fact, when Kalang walked the streets of Auckland, he was greeted Kia Ora.


Unknown said...

Interesting and here's hoping the book sell. I started the blog to talk about the kids and rabbits, plus a whole lot of other nonsense...have a good weekend ;P

Bitsa Lit said...

It sounds like it would be an awesome read! I love books of all kinds but my favorits are the ones that are unique and not jumping on a band wagon. This sounds like one of the unique ones for sure! Let me know when it is available cause I will order it straight away! Good Luck!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

The book: Mail Order Bride was posted in November on this blog under the label

even if you are not interested in literary works, it does give you an insight into New Zealand life and customs, and scences and sights.

I hope you will enjoy it.