Author, Traveler, Teacher


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My wife took this photo in our driveway in Phuket, back when we lived in a house in the jungle.



I’ve had this blog for a few years and use it to write about publishing news that can assist other writers as well as to showcase my books and provide updates. I try to share what I am learning about the self-publishing world which I have been involved in since 2000 although I have been a writer at heart most of my life.

I currently live with my wife, Uraiwan, and three dogs, in Rawai Beach, Phuket, Thailand, where I continue to write novels and work on my various web sites including my Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/FriendsPublishingPractices/
In 2004, I took a year off from teaching in Manhattan where I lived on 4th Street and would go to Starbucks in nearby Astor Place every day. I substantially wrote three books concurrently that year, although two of the novels -“The Jack Trilogy” and “Desperate Days” – took years to complete.
I taught English, Global & US History as well as Journalism in Manhattan high schools over 13 years and, before that,  wrote court news in the Boston area over ten years. I worked for the Lowell Sun for nearly two years before then.

We love Phuket – it is home to hundreds of ex-pats from all over and it is quite an international island attraction because of that and the millions of tourists who come from everywhere. After more than two years here, I’m finding it a great place to write.

    • Touro College Graduate School, Manhattan
    • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    • Harvard U Extension School, Cambridge


Amazon author page: amazon.com/Gary-L.-Dorion/e/B003HMGKV6.

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/dorion

My wife and I and three dogs, two of whom we took with us from the states and one who we adopted here live in a house just off Rawai Beach. We have two daughters – Mikaila and Sirinya. Sirinya (Som) lives in Patong, Phuket, and Mikaila lives in Massachusetts, and will be visiting for most of May, 2018.



The house where we currently live off the Rawai Beach Road along the Andaman Sea.


My wife, Uraiwan, and her daughter, Sirinya  (third photo), and my daughter, Mikaila (second image)

and our two dogs that we flew with us from Los Angeles to Thailand two year ago, Rex and Tony, taking a dip in Rawai Beach. We also adopted a small Thai dog.