Author: Stephen Shaiken

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF AN INDEPENDENT PUBLISHED AUTHOR

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF AN INDEPENDENT PUBLISHED AUTHOR

It’s been a little over a month since I self-published my first novel, Bangkok Shadows, available on Amazon Kindle as an e book or paperback. Click here to go to the Amazon book page. When we talk about independent or self-publishing, we really mean those words. Everything that a traditional publisher would do for an author must …

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AMERICA, HERE I COME

AMERICA, HERE I COME

A day from now I will be heading out to Souvarnabhumi Airport to board a flight back to America. Over the past three plus years, I’ve spent almost all of my time here in Bangkok. I am definitely not one of those American expats who bears America any ill will, and my time here should …

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LIFE, DEATH, AND BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

LIFE, DEATH, AND BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

After finishing Bangkok Shadows, the last few weeks of which were filled not with creative writing but with proofing, formatting, downloading, uploading, side-loading and promoting, I craved sitting down and writing. So I forced myself to do so, and wrote this little story in one sitting. (Something I rarely do, even in my writing prompt …

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WHAT TO READ AFTER PUBLISHING A THRILLER

WHAT TO READ AFTER PUBLISHING A THRILLER

WHAT TO READ AFTER PUBLISHING A THRILLER Hopefully  by now the whole world knows that I just published my novel, Bangkok Shadows.  Available as e book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C125MS1                                                    and as paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/173214741 It …

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BANGKOK SHADOWS NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK

BANGKOK SHADOWS NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK

  It’s not only out as an Amazon Kindle e-book! Bangkok Shadows is now available in paperback as well. Click here to view Bangkok Shadows paperback edition.                                                         …

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BLACK IVORY COFFEE AND MY NOVEL

BLACK IVORY COFFEE AND MY NOVEL

PREPARING THE WORLD’S FINEST COFFEE (Enjoy the photos and read below to learn more and what Black Ivory Coffee has to do with my novel) Blake Dinkin, Founder of Black Ivory coffee, preparing the syphon for brewing. This French made syphon is recommended and sold by Black Ivory. The hand grinder used to grind the …

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BANGKOK SHADOWS NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE

BANGKOK SHADOWS NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE

Click here to view Bangkok Shadows page on Amazon Kindle The novel is now available as a e-book; paperback will be available in a few days. Right now it is being offered at an introductory  discount price of $.99. I hope you will enjoy the adventures of Glenn Murray Cohen in Bangkok’s mysterious underside, and …

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A NATIONAL DISGRACE

A NATIONAL DISGRACE

Some of the unarmed victims of police shootings Click here to read a moving column by Leonard Pitts, Jr. Yet another instance of an unarmed African-American citizen shot and killed by police with no justification and no consequences. Our President says these are simply local matters and no business of the federal government. I say …

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COMING SOON

COMING SOON

COMING SOON:BANGKOK SHADOWS In Bangkok, everyone gets the chance to start over. Few questions are asked. When American criminal defense lawyer Glenn Murray Cohen took a bundle of cash from a murdered client and moved to Thailand and a new life, he thought his troubles were over forever. Glenn forms friendships and seeks love, spending …

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SURVIVORS

SURVIVORS

I wrote this story last year after a road trip through the American Southwest. I haven’t written much science fiction, though I read it voraciously, especially dystopian and post-apocalyptic.The stark and desolate landscape and the vast stretches of unpopulated areas broken by small, isolated communities inspired me to write a tale about an even more …

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