Author, Traveler, Teacher
I’ve had this blog for several years and use it to write about publishing news that can assist other writers, to promote 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.
My wife and I lived in Phuket, Thailand, for a few years before settling in her village where I have spent much time upgrading our house and making our one rai (about one acre) property into a sort of fruit farm with mango, lime, cherry, papaya and coconut trees (basically a gardening hobby) and where I continue to write novels and work on my various web sites including my Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/FriendsPublishingPractices/
Amazon author page: amazon.com/Gary-L.-Dorion/e/B003HMGKV6.
We also have three dogs, two of whom we took with us from the states and one who we adopted when we returned to the village in September 2019.
We have two daughters – Mikaila and Sirinya.
Sirinya (Som) lives in Patong, Phuket, and Mikaila lives in Manhattan where she is trying to break into the acting world, currently working as an usher for a theater company in Midtown.
And our little grand daughter, Smile, lives with us. It’s quite common for the grandparents in Thai villages to bring up children while the parents go to work in Bangkok or other places where jobs are much more plentiful than in the remote villages.
My wife, Uraiwan, and her daughter, Sirinya (third photo), and my daughter, Mikaila (second image).
Two of our three dogs that we flew with us from Los Angeles to Thailand in 2015, Rex and Tony, taking a dip in Rawai Beach where we lived for three years. We also adopted a small Thai dog who died in August, 2019. RIP pal.