Goodreads is hosting a readers’ Q&A with Hong Kong best-selling author Jonathan Chamberlain.

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Please welcome Jonathan Chamberlain to our Q and A discussions. He is a writer who has been hijacked by life. When his daughter, Stevie, exploded into his life with all the problems she had to cope with, he ended up founding two charities for children with developmental disabilities (and wrote a memoir of this time in his book: Wordjazz for Stevie). Then when his wife was diagnosed with cancer he had a new battle on his hands – and this led to a series of cancer books starting with Fighting Cancer: A Survival Guide (1996) to the latest book The Cancer Survivor’s Bible (2012) – see his website: and cancer blog: He is now seeking to get back to his writing career and in recent years has published the rather controversial novel, The Alphabet of Vietnam, and his comic take on the London 2012 Olympics (Dreams of Gold). He has also started a blog, In Praise of Older Books: Jonathan’s Goodreads Profile: Jonathan Chamberlain.

Some of Jonathan’s books: Dreams of Gold The Alphabet of Vietnam King Hui  The Man Who Owned All the Opium in Hong Kong Wordjazz for Stevie  How a Profoundly Handicapped Girl Gave Her Father the Gifts of Pain and Love