On Writing, Bangkok Wet

Editing is in progress, however, barring any howlers from me (which is always a possibility) the story has been written and will not change. The word count as it stands is 79,106 words. I started writing, Bangkok Wet, right after I finished Bangkok Burn; the …

Happy New Year Everyone

It’s 6:45 pm in Bangkok on the last day of the year. I’m writing. I’m writing this because I thought I’d take a little break from writing ‘Bangkok Wet’, and share with you a few of the cool things that happened to me in 2012. …

The Steady Erosion of Privacy

I am surprised that there are not more people, particularly in North America, complaining about the steady erosion of their rights. Perhaps it is a generational thing and people today just don’t care – or they are numbed to the idea of constant surveillance and …

Heavy Metal Harvest Dream

This is a short story I wrote a couple of years ago. Although I’ve changed the names and the timing, these events are very real, and the trade in “scrap-metal” is still a major source of income for those willing to risk all for a …

On Sleeping

Sleeping is an essential part of the creative process. Don’t begrudge it. I often work late, partly the nature of my schedule, but mainly because that’s when the juice flows. I’ve pushed that flow hard, at times reaching a point where I should sleep, denying …

BB paperback Amazon listing

Bangkok Burn Paperback Edition

The paperback proof’ arrived and it looked great. It has already gone on sale, and I’m happy to say, has sold a few copies – more than I expected so soon – still a lot of “non ereaders” out there. Just in case you’re wondering, …

RFID Chip

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

“4,200 students at Jay High School and Jones Middle School are being required to wear “SmartID” card badges embedded with an RFID tracking chip which will actively broadcast a signal at all times…” Two articles caught my eye recently, both covered the same topic: real …

Place your bets on the 50th review of Tag

Betting Rules 1. Gambling is illegal in Thailand; so we’re not gambling, we’re estimating (just in case anyone asks), notwithstanding the hereinafter mentioned clause 3 of herein rules. 2. If Amazon deletes more reviews, the above title stands, notwithstanding the heretofore mentioned clause 4 of …