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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An Author’s Guide to Narrating Your Audiobook – Alliance of Independent Authors: Self-Publishing Advice Center
Below is the link to this rather interesting article about the viability of self-publishing your own audio books. I’ve often thought about converting my own books to audio books but concerns about […]
I’m impressed by the presentation of the email note and with the presentation and quality of the review and the landing page which was linked in the email. I have posted this […]
Did you ever spend an unplanned night in a wild jungle? How about three nights? Here is a link to my story. I had been exploring wilderness my whole life (some of […]
UPDATED June 1, Thailand time. I thought I’d re-post my December, 2018, article on the relation between author branding and finding his/her target audience or those who would be most likely to […]
Sample Chapter 29: “Mama” from The Desperate Days Anna slept fitfully and dreamed of the coming battle. She dreamed that she and the ghetto fighters were driven from rooftops by machine gun fire and flamethrowers that […]
These selections actually were part of a tweet storm involving writers randomly tweeting about writing but within minutes of one another on my Twitter homepage.
To the 12,000 plus followers of my WordPress author blog, I am offering a free “sneak peek” of my coming release, American Jihadists. Warning: Lots of profanity in the sample as in […]
Words String 50000 to 100000 together along with some characters and an interesting plot and maybe you’ll have a novel. Will it sell? The only guaranteed sales would be if you made […]
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