September 28, 2018

Book Lovers at Tiffani HostThe Boy with a Bamboo Heart.

Private event by invitation only.

This event will be the seventh event in a series of Book Salons which was launched in 2016. These smaller more intimate events are intended to foster more in-depth conversations about the book, its themes and the FORDEC charity.

Should you be interested in attending this book discussion being hosted by the Book Lovers at Tiffani (Ottawa, Canada), please email me at and I will put you in contact with the organizer of the event.

Copies of the book will be available for sale at the Book Salons. All author proceeds are being donated to the FORDEC charity.

Thank you to the hosts for their generosity in holding these events.


May 16, 2018

Geneva Book Signing for “The Boy with A Bamboo Heart” And For the First Time in Europe “L’Enfant Au Coeur de Bambou”.

Payot Libraire – Rive Gauche
Rue de la Confédération 7 
1204 Genève Suisse 

“A riveting, wrenching and inspiring account of a life’s journey. Dr. Amporn’s remarkable story is not about childhood survival or war-time battles, rather a life-long struggle to defeat his demons and transform his fate.” Nelson Rand, author and journalist.

Please join us as Payot Libraire – Rive Gauche hosts Canadian author Chantal Jauvin for a book signing of “The Boy with a Bamboo Heart” published by Maverick House. The book was named Book of the Lunar Year 2016 and placed as finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

This bilingual event is open to the public, so please bring a friend. No tickets are required.

Copies of the book, both the original English edition and the newly translated French edition will be available for sale. All author proceeds are being donated to the FORDEC charity.

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April 13, 2018

Love Without Martinis Announces a SWEEPSTAKES!

DEADLINE: Entry must be completed by midnight (EST) June 15, 2018 

  • If you are in recovery from alcohol dependency and are or have been romantically involved, we want to hear from you.
  • If you are or have been in a romantic relationship with someone who is/was in recovery from alcohol addiction, we want to hear from you.

This is an anonymous survey and it will take you less than 15 minutes to complete. If you complete the Love Without Martinis Survey and fill out the entry form at the end of the survey or enter through a free Alternative Method of Entry in accordance with the Official Rules (see link below), you will be entered in the Love Without Martinis Sweepstakes for a chance to win one of two Gift Cards valued at $100 each.

Participation in the Love Without Martinis Sweepstakes is subject to the Official Rules – Love Without Martinis Sweepstakes.

Thank you for your participation.

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