TWG Interviewed by Local News

During the Taipei International Book Expo back in February, our booth was visited by Christie Chen, a staff reporter with CNA, a state-owned news network here in Taiwan. She was interested in our books and Taipei Writers’ Group in general, and took away a couple of our books.

She also also kind enough to attend our book launch at Yue Yue & Co. on February 22nd, where she spoke to several other writers and set up some interviews.

Some of the details of these interviews (with Pat Woods, J.J. Goodwin, and C.K. Hugo Chung), as well as a few live recordings of our readings that night, can be found on CNA’s website here:


TIBE 2018 & Yue Yue Launch Party

It’s been a busy February for the Taipei Writers’ Group!

From February 6 to February 11, the group manned a booth at the Taipei International Book Expo (TIBE), selling anthology works and works by individual TIBE members. On Feb 24, we had an official launch party for Taiwan Tales Vol. 2, as well as Forms of Formosa, the group’s first poetry collection. Continue reading

Taiwan Tales Volume Two Released!



2017 was, in some ways, a transitional year for the Taipei Writers’ Group.

We had a great time at the 2017 Taipei International Book Expo (TIBE), sold plenty of books, made contacts and plenty of new friends, and did well enough so we’ll be back again in 2018 (February 6-11, more details to follow).

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TIBE Follow-up: Ebooks! (Part 2)

In the previous blog (, I listed all of the ebook links for the Taipei Writers’ Group anthologies that were on sale at the Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE). Here, I’ll complete our itinerary with similar links for all those books by individual authors. I should also add that, in a few cases, the authors in question have other books available on Amazon and elsewhere – I encourage you to explore their other titles.

An Insular World is a dystopian novel by Emily Brooks. The story follows Cayan, a young woman who learns the truth about the Great Republic she lives in, and is forced to make difficult choices about what to do about it, and how much danger she is willing to put herself, her family, and her friends in.


British writer J.J. Green had two books on sale. The first, Carrie Hatchett, Space Adventurer, collates the first three books in the Carrie Hatchett series. These are science fiction stories told in a humorous style, as low-achieveing daydreamer Carrie takes on the job of Transgalactic Intercultural Community Crisis Liaison Officer and ends up having to confront strange alien races that threaten the whole galaxy. Other books in the series are available.


J.J. Green’s second book is also a collection. The Galathea Chronicles: Shadows of the Void brings together the first three books in this series. These science fiction stories have a much more sinister feel to them, as Chief Security Officer Jas Harrington confronts hostile aliens called Shadows that appear as perfect copies of their victims. More titles by J.J. Green can also be found on Amazon.


Piper’s Prelude is the first book in The Delron Chronicles, a new fantasy series by L.L. Phelps. Piper, princess of Rabean, is searching for a book that holds the truth about her kingdom and the wizards that help to rule it. Even her gryphon protectress may not be able to keep her safe if the wizards learn about Piper’s search before she can find what she seeks. Look out for The Oath, the second book in this series, when it comes out later this year.


Bradley Verdell had seven (!) books on sale at TIBE. As six of them are part of the same series, I’ll introduce the first of these, Chadwick Yates and the Cannibal Shrine. This book, incorporating elements of steampunk, fantasy, and the lost-world narratives of the Victorian era, introduces adventurer-ambassador Chadwick Yates and his companion-in-arms, Commander Thurston Sharp. Their adventures on the dark continent of Tanzia begin here, and can be found on Amazon.


Verdell’s other book, The Fourth Warlock, is inspired by The Three Musketeers. It stars Jane, a young woman with the heart of a hero, in a tale of intrigue, demons, and desperate battles with swords and guns. The book is the first in a new fantasy series by Verdell, and will appear soon on Amazon, having been released as an exclusive print version for TIBE.

Brian Q. Webb is the author of _Shift, a hard sci-fi thriller. Science reporter Pei Xiao and photographer Roy Bryant find themselves in the midst of a conspiracy involving espionage and dangerous other dimensions. The story is full of mystery and action, as well as humour and genuine emotion.


Mark Will’s Of Letters and a Man: A is poetry on a grand scale, the first canto of a 26-part epic. The Poet/Anti-Poet invokes Cadmus the Phoenician, and speaks of his desire to narrate his life in a work called I Am The Book I Write. The book is also available on, with professional voice actor Guy Bethell doing full justice to the power and depth of the poetry.