Should authors have logos that represent them as writers? The conventional wisdom is that self-published authors, at least, need to be businessmen, businesswomen, business people – take your pick – and that […]
I currently live with my wife, Uraiwan, and three dogs in a tiny village in Issan, Thailand. 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 that year, although two of the novels -"Jack" and "Desperate Days" - took years to complete. I also wrote a full-color, illustrated children's book The Lucky Lobsters.
Currently, (2018) I'm writing a novel called "American Jihadist" about the Syrian war.
I taught English, Global and US History, and Journalism, in Manhattan high schools over 13 years and, before that, did court reporting news in the Boston area over ten years. I worked for the Lowell Sun for nearly two years before then.
Currently - besides writing novels - I promote other authors on various of my sites and have a Facebook group - Friends Who Share Best Publishing Practices. If you are a published author you can apply to be a member.
We love Rawai Beach, Phuket - it is home to hundreds of ex-pats from all over, and it is quite an international town because of that and the tourists who visit year round but mainly during the 'high season' which is November through April when the monsoons begin.
We have been living in Thailand since 2015.
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“It was a great opportunity to be had in America. I’d hoped that I’d be able to build a better future for my family … But I was hung out to dry […]
As a novelist for a considerable number of years I realize that the conventional wisdom is that authors other than journalists (I’m a journalist too) steer clear of being seen by the […]
Most authors do nearly nothing to launch their book, says Tim Grahl, book marketing expert who contends that doing little to nothing in terms of implementing a plan is a formula for […]
via Rome: The Emperor’s Spy by M.C. Scott Bennett’s review in Historical Fiction Reviews, which I liked and found helpful, begins: “Well now, my faithful legion of readers, I am somewhat baffled. […]
UK Author Sherron Mayes’ World War Two suspense novel. Letters to the Pianist, sounds like a great read. Check out her recent interview at: https://rogerbraybooks.com/2018/09/19/sherron-mayes/ Yesterday, Sept. 19, marked the one-year anniversary of […]
Well, according to Bublish, a resounding “yes.” Check it out! You can also sign up for Bublish’s Webinar – August 8 at noon ET: “Pinterest: The Secret Book Selling Machine” with guest speaker and book […]
Making a Living Writing Books Through Good-Old Fashioned, Roll-up the Sleeves Work. What a Novel Idea!
UK Author Joanna Penn uses a multi-faceted approach to achieve a decent living writing books. In her new post, Penn breaks down her book sales earnings for 2018 “by format, genre, […]
Interesting story. This author is talented. He skillfully juxtaposes two situations and events and sets up a surprising ending that, yes, horrifies. By Henry Black I always woke up really early in […]
I believe that Jeff Bullas is correct when he says that ‘video content will take 79% of consumers’ internet traffic this year.’ My issue with video isn’t about the technology or how to […]