Category: Writers & Writing

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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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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LOOKS LIKE MY STORY “VIRTOX” WAS PRESCIENT

LOOKS LIKE MY STORY “VIRTOX” WAS PRESCIENT

LOOKS LIKE MY STORY “VIRTOX” WAS PRESCIENT In January I posted a story I wrote on a whim. It was titled Virtox and was a spoof on the cryptocurrency craze. The minimal research I did for the story persuaded me that Bitcoin et al were at best classic case of a bubble, as in Dutch …

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CHINESE ARTISTS STAND UP TO THEIR GOVERNMENT

CHINESE ARTISTS STAND UP TO THEIR GOVERNMENT

CHINESE ARTISTS STAND UP TO THEIR GOVERNMENT A few months ago I posted on what responses American artists might offer in reaction to a repressive political movement in our country. Even wrote a short story on the subject. (Perhaps I’ll even post it.) Looks like artists in China have risen to the occasion.  Click the …

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ISMAIL KADARE’S LATEST NOVEL

ISMAIL KADARE’S LATEST NOVEL

Wikipedia photo A new work by Albania’s greatest novelist and one of my favorite writers. If you haven’t read Ismail Kadare, do so at once! You’re in for a real treat!  He definitely deserves the Nobel Prize for Literature. Click below to read the New York times review of A Girl in Exile https://nyti.ms/2sKkxjI

HOW I CAME TO LOVE WRITING PROMPT MEETUPS-AND CAME UP WITH A STORY

HOW I CAME TO LOVE WRITING PROMPT MEETUPS-AND CAME UP WITH A STORY

I’ve never been a big believer in using gimmickry to break the writers’ block that  possesses we authors much the time. There is nothing in this world that is easier than finding a way to avoid writing. All those chores you haven’t done, the calls and visits you’ve failed to make, the research on the …

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INTERVIEW WITH SID FRISCHER, BANGKOK ARTIST AT LARGE

INTERVIEW WITH SID FRISCHER, BANGKOK ARTIST AT LARGE

                                              ( c ) STEPHEN SHAIKEN 2018 I met Sid Frischer at the meditation group I attend Monday evenings, Little Bangkok Sangha. While Phra Pandit teaches Thai Buddhist meditation, or Theravada, Sid and …

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