Constable Tony Chin has been a dedicated member of the Edmonton Police Service for over 17 years. Now he can add bestselling author to his long list of accomplishments with the book The Freedom Swimmers.
The book is based on the true story of Chin’s mother (Suk Hing), and her perilous attempt to escape communist China in the 1960s by swimming the South China Sea.
The novel was a labour of love. Tony began writing it over six years ago, with a simple desire to chronicle his mother’s journey for his children.
“I’ve grown up knowing this account and I wanted to preserve it as part of the family history. I wanted my daughters to know it too,” says Chin. “As I started researching and writing, it kept going and growing. About eight months in, I realized there was more of story here and I wanted to do it justice.”
The Freedom Swimmers has achieved critical acclaim and has quickly risen to the Best Seller’s list.
Both digital and hard copies are available on Amazon and will be available soon on Apple iBooks and Google.