Month: August 2017

KEYBANGERS BANGKOK

KEYBANGERS BANGKOK

One of the best things that has happened to me as a writer was finding Keybangers Bangkok, an English language writers group here in The Big Mango. For the past two years, Keybangers has been my support group, circle of critics and best of all, my friends. As a writer, I cannot overemphasize the importance …

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CHECK OUT MY NEW HEADER IMAGE

CHECK OUT MY NEW HEADER IMAGE

You will see that the front page of the blog has a new header image, a tranquil scene of a book on the beach with a piece of driftwood. I found this on the internet;  the photographer is Ben White, who should be given due credit.  I hope you like it!

A FICTION WRITER LOOKS AT CHARLOTTESVILLE

A FICTION WRITER LOOKS AT CHARLOTTESVILLE

     There is only one way of describing what just took place in Charlottesville, Virginia: a far right, racist and fascist assault on America, facilitated and made possible by the person who currently occupies the White House.      This is not a political blog. I have strong political opinions and regularly state them …

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CHECK OUT THE NEW LOOK OF MY BLOG

CHECK OUT THE NEW LOOK OF MY BLOG

There are two systems used for blogs: Word Press and Wix. The former is far more common but the latter is much easier to use. I started with Word Press and by the time I realized just how difficult it was, I was in too deep to get out. Painful as it might be, I …

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READ MY LATEST PUBLISHED STORY

READ MY LATEST PUBLISHED STORY

My latest published short story can be found at: Welcome to the Jewish Literary Journal! The story is titled “Teddy and His Mother”. To access it, click on the above link to the Jewish Literary Journal, click on  “Archives” menu at he top of the page, then on “Fiction” and you will see the link …

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WHY ARE THERE SO MANY ENGLISH LANGUAGE WRITERS IN THAILAND?

WHY ARE THERE SO MANY ENGLISH LANGUAGE WRITERS IN THAILAND?

  WHY ARE THERE SO MANY ENGLISH LANGUAGE WRITERS IN THAILAND? As a writer living in Bangkok, I am constantly meeting other writers, fiction and non-fiction. Most live here in the Capitol, but there are noticeable communities elsewhere, particularly Chiang Mai. I am a member of a writers’ group, Keybangers Bangkok, and we have English …

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“WHY DON’T YOU WRITE ABOUT THE LAW?”

“WHY DON’T YOU WRITE ABOUT THE LAW?”

I must be asked the above question every other day. I spent decades as a criminal defense attorney, also defended people facing deportation. “Why don’t you write about your cases?”  I am constantly asked.  “Why don’t you write about the law since you know it so well?” Actually I have woven law and lawyers into …

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