James E Stanton
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Famous Golfing Detectives
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OK readers.  Are any of you into golf, and crime solving...with a little steamy sex thrown in just for spice?   Do you know of any books which meet that description?  I know that there are at least…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan May 28, 2013.

Struggling vs. Non-Struggling Writers
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I just took up writing six years ago at the age of 62 and am rather disappointed, but not about the sort of things writers are supposed to be disappointed about.  Fame and fortune have eluded me so…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Marini Apr 4, 2013.

Do You Have to Struggle to be a Real Writer?
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I just took up writing six years ago at the age of 62 and am rather disappointed, but not about the sort of things writers are supposed to be disappointed about.  Fame and fortune have eluded me so…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by I. J. Parker Apr 4, 2013.

How I have not made a million on Amazon or Darcie Chan and Me
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                                                     Darcie Chan and Me       Every wannabe writer knows the inspiring story of Darcie Chan, the woman who pulled the manuscript of her book “The Mill…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by James E Stanton Feb 4, 2013.

 

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Susan replied to James E Stanton's discussion Famous Golfing Detectives
"I'm down with crime solving and steamy sex, but GOLF???   Yawn ...."
May 28, 2013
J J Durham replied to James E Stanton's discussion Famous Golfing Detectives
"Thanks for the heads-up, James.  As a resident of East Lothian, Scotland, I have played some golf.  Badly.  The Masters is on very soon just a few miles away from me, so I will no doubt be sauntering over there to check it out. Golf…"
Apr 12, 2013
Steve Marini replied to James E Stanton's discussion Struggling vs. Non-Struggling Writers
"I also started writing in my sixties. Published my first, Connections, last year. My second, Aberration, is due this summer. No suffering, wel, not much."
Apr 4, 2013
I. J. Parker replied to James E Stanton's discussion Do You Have to Struggle to be a Real Writer?
"Hmmm.  Well, I love writing, too. But the suffering part is more than likely life experience which feeds into the creative process. It helps to know what psychological pain is like."
Apr 4, 2013
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A Novel Way to Find Old Friends

When I began writing what eventually became my two volumes of “Tales of Ramasun” I didn’t think of it as being a way to rediscover old friends and find new ones.  You might say that that has been a ‘fringe benefit’ of my writing, but I’d say that it’s the most important benefit, and all the more welcome as it was unexpected.  I recently ‘found’ a good friend and his Thai wife both of whom had been my neighbors in the Village of Non Sung.  We had been in touch for a few years after we came back…See More
Apr 3, 2013
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Apr 3, 2013
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M*A*S*H Moves to Thailand

The time is the 1960s, the war is Vietnam, and the place is a remote US signal intelligence spy base in the  boondocks of Northeastern Thailand, but much of the rest is the same.  A bunch of brainy, irreverent, rambunctious, unmilitary draftees battle by-the-book lifers with results that are by turns humorous and grimly ironic.  The draftees are spooks, not docs, and the mission of the 7th RRFS at Ramasun Station is figuring out just what is going on in Southeast Asia, not saving lives.  Still…See More
Feb 25, 2013
James E Stanton posted a blog post

Sex, Murder and Golf...an exciting combination

     There's a new detective in town, Zach Roper, and he has a sassy, sexy sidekick called the Thai Princess.  They are both nuts about golf and each others' bodies, but other bodies...dead ones, keep getting in the way.  Zach is a retired police detective so he knows what to do when it comes to murder.  The Thai Princess is a retired LPGA golfer but she's a quick learner when it comes to crime.  "Mixed Foursome: The Zach Roper Mysteries" contains four of their cases and "Missing From the…See More
Feb 15, 2013
James E Stanton replied to James E Stanton's discussion How I have not made a million on Amazon or Darcie Chan and Me
"Dear Rob: The youngest of my grandkids just graduated from high school so there's no hope for me in that regard.  I should have started writing at 20 instead of 60.  If I had started in 1965 I would have been ready to pounce when the…"
Feb 4, 2013
Richard Krauss replied to James E Stanton's discussion How I have not made a million on Amazon or Darcie Chan and Me
"Thanks for sharing your experience, Jim. Entertaining and educational. "
Feb 1, 2013
Robert Hart replied to James E Stanton's discussion How I have not made a million on Amazon or Darcie Chan and Me
"Hi Jim, This all sounds very familiar, though thankfully, not from personal experience. I've avoided Amazon because of their exclusivity clauses. Smashwords are far more supportive. What I'm hoping is to build a strong following through…"
Jan 30, 2013
Jack Getze replied to James E Stanton's discussion How I have not made a million on Amazon or Darcie Chan and Me
"Fun."
Jan 30, 2013
Charles Kelly replied to James E Stanton's discussion How I have not made a million on Amazon or Darcie Chan and Me
"Hey, Jim. Excellent piece. Very entertaining. I can't believe I'm replying to your post without plugging my books, but your virtue must be catching. I've been trying to figure out the system, too (gee, I guess I'm one of several…"
Jan 30, 2013
I. J. Parker replied to James E Stanton's discussion How I have not made a million on Amazon or Darcie Chan and Me
"Focused advertising! Excellent."
Jan 30, 2013
James E Stanton replied to James E Stanton's discussion How I have not made a million on Amazon or Darcie Chan and Me
"Ironically the only things I have found that worked at all were some tactics I made up on my own.  When I put out "Tales of Ramasun", a memoir of my experiences at the US spy base of Ramasun Station in Thailand during the Vietnam…"
Jan 30, 2013
I. J. Parker replied to James E Stanton's discussion How I have not made a million on Amazon or Darcie Chan and Me
"Welcome, Jim Stanton.  That was very funny and your books sounds good to me. Your experience with making a success out of Amazon publication is fairly common. Many of us came at it too late by months or years. Things changed at Amazon as the…"
Jan 29, 2013

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Hometown:
Hutchinson, MN
About Me:
I started writing 5 years ago with some short stories, a few of which got published in small journals, moved on to a collection of short stories about my military experience in the 'spook and spy' trade in Thailand and Laos circa late 60s-early 70s. Published that on Amazon and BN as "Tales of Ramasun". It is doing well within its audience of old vets like myself. Then I branched out into Crime Fiction with a Golfing detective and his hot Thai lover, also a pro golfer. Self-published that in two volumes but it has yet to do much. Recently got a good Kirkus Review on the first volume, "Mixed Foursome: The Zach Roper Mysteries" and am now trying to figure out how I can get it noticed. I write under the pen name of M H Burton.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Website:
http://www.mhburtonbooks.com
Books And Authors I Like:
The classis storytellers- Tolstoy, Conrad, Hemingway (especially his short stories), Faulkner, Steinbeck, Heller, LeCarre....and many others. I'll read just about anything, fact or fiction.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Anything from "The Third Man" to "Murder at the Gallop" (the one with Margaret Rutherdford as Miss Marple) to "Evita", to "Fairenheit 451" to "The President's Analyst", that about covers it.

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A Novel Way to Find Old Friends

When I began writing what eventually became my two volumes of “Tales of Ramasun” I didn’t think of it as being a way to rediscover old friends and find new ones.  You might say that that has been a ‘fringe benefit’ of my writing, but I’d say that it’s the most important benefit, and all the more welcome as it was unexpected.  I recently ‘found’ a good friend and his Thai wife both of whom had been my neighbors in the Village of Non Sung.  We had been in touch for a few years after we came…

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Posted on April 3, 2013 at 9:30am

M*A*S*H Moves to Thailand

The time is the 1960s, the war is Vietnam, and the place is a remote US signal intelligence spy base in the  boondocks of Northeastern Thailand, but much of the rest is the same.  A bunch of brainy, irreverent, rambunctious, unmilitary draftees battle by-the-book lifers with results that are by turns humorous and grimly ironic.  The draftees are spooks, not docs, and the mission of the 7th RRFS at Ramasun Station is figuring out just what is going on in Southeast Asia, not…

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Posted on February 25, 2013 at 3:30am

Sex, Murder and Golf...an exciting combination

     There's a new detective in town, Zach Roper, and he has a sassy, sexy sidekick called the Thai Princess.  They are both nuts about golf and each others' bodies, but other bodies...dead ones, keep getting in the way.  Zach is a retired police detective so he knows what to do when it comes to murder.  The Thai Princess is a retired LPGA golfer but she's a quick learner when it comes to crime.  "Mixed Foursome: The Zach Roper Mysteries" contains four of their cases and…

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Posted on February 15, 2013 at 3:01am

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