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THE NOSE JONES- First story I ever wrote

THE NOSE JONES- First story I ever wrote

This is the first fiction story I ever wrote. The first version was written for a creative writing class in college, and I submitted a revised version as part of my application for a Master’s Program in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University. A further revision was one of a collection of short stories presented …

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I HAVE FINISHED MY NOVEL-SORT OF

I HAVE FINISHED MY NOVEL-SORT OF

I am proud to announce that I have at last completed the first draft of the  novel I have been toiling away on for the past two years. The novel is tentatively titled “The NJA Club” and not surprisingly is set in Bangkok, where I’ve been living during that time. The protagonist is a former …

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KEYBANGERS BANGKOK

KEYBANGERS BANGKOK

One of the best things that has happened to me as a writer has been finding and joining 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,  a source of friendships. As a writer, …

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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 dangerous and demented person who currently occupies the White House. This is not a political blog. I have strong political opinions and regularly state them on …

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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 …

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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 in the Capitol, but there are noticeable communities elsewhere, particularly Chiang Mai. I am a member of a writers’ group called Keybangers Bangkok and we have English language …

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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 and 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 …

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