Meet the author of “Boy with a Bamboo Heart” – Chantal Jauvin

Event Schedule

Jan 1, 1970
12:00 AM

Meet Chantal Jauvin, a Philadelphia author, for the presentation of “The Boy with a Bamboo Heart” published by Maverick House. The book was recently launched in Bangkok and is available in South East Asia, U.K. and Ireland.

The book reveals Dr. Amporn Wathanavongs’ journey from the depths of poverty and isolation as an orphan to becoming a respected philanthropist in Thailand. It is an inspirational story which will appeal to everyone who yearns for an everyday hero.

On writing the book Ms. Jauvin said, “I had to acquire the skin of an orphan who begged for his food, carried and used a rifle as a boy soldier, took the vows of a monk, and dedicated himself to social work. I hope to have successfully captured the life of a man who had the courage to survive and thrive against tremendous odds and define for himself what belonging really means.”

The presentation will begin at 7:15pm followed by a question and answer period. The book will be available for purchase. If you would prefer an advance copy, the book is available on all e-platforms such as Kindle, Nook, Kobo and iTunes. If you have any questions, please email the author at

About Chantal Jauvin: Chantal is an international attorney. She has lived in Japan, Cambodia, Mexico, Russia and Austria. She obtained her MBA in the UK. She negotiated in Paris, Buenos Aires, and Sao Paulo often enough to almost call these cities home. She has worked with companies from Ghana to Uzbekistan, and mentored attorneys from Dubai to Mumbai. Chantal spends part of the year with her husband, William Thomas, in Hua Hin, Thailand. When she is not writing or entertaining with her husband, you will find her on Lemond bicycle or riding her bright red Magna motorcycle. She currently calls Philadelphia her home and hopes to do so for a long time to come.


For more information about the book “The Boy with a Bamboo Heart” please consult:

the author’s website at or the publisher’s website at

This event is open to the public and non-ticketed.