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Tom Vater replied to Jude Hardin's discussion How Much Do You Put Out?
"Yes, I suppose taking time can make for better writing, but some writers simply don't have it. In order to make a living I have to create a steady output of material (a large chunk of my earnings comes from non fiction) and there's often…"
Feb 10, 2013
Tom Vater replied to Jude Hardin's discussion How Much Do You Put Out?
"I think it completely up to the individual writer. There's no hard and fast rule for daily word counts. The main thing is that you write every day, seriously, focused and to the best of your abilities. I average 1000-2000 w for fiction, but…"
Feb 9, 2013
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"Crime Wave Press, Asia's crime fiction imprint is currently signing new writers. Take a look at the submissions page. http://ning.it/W6G6Bf"
Feb 9, 2013
Tom Vater replied to Bodypractor's discussion Is there any American equivalent of Rampo Edogawa?
"Crime Wave Press is a publisher specializing in mysteries based in Asia. Check out the Father Ananda books, which follow a Buddhist monk cum sleuth through the mean streets of Bangkok. In March, Crime Wave Press will publish Gaijin Cowgirl by Jame…"
Jan 16, 2013
Tom Vater replied to Jude Hardin's discussion Paper Books vs E-books
"I think books will survive in a physical way but obviously the media competition is eating a huge chunk out of sales. Not just ebooks but electronic gadgets in general are making things difficult for publishers. Everyone wants a smart phone or…"
Jan 16, 2013
Tom Vater replied to William G. Davis's discussion Profanity in novels. What's your opinion?i
"Fuck yeah!!! Am currently writing my second Detective Maier novel (for Exhibit A in the UK and US). My detective swears moderately, rarely in fact, but other characters are more vociferous with their 'blue' outbursts. I take a cue from…"
Jan 16, 2013
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"Mindfulness and Murder by Nick Wilgus, a clerical thriller set in Thailand gets 4 new excellent reviews on amazon. http://ning.it/ViYl6D"
Jan 16, 2013
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"Crime Wave Press, Asia's English language crime fiction imprint has just relaunched its website!!! http://ning.it/P4vWk1"
Jan 16, 2013
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Dec 3, 2012
Tom Vater replied to Jude Hardin's discussion Do you read your own reviews?
"Always read all my reviews. I think most writers who say they don't are not telling the whole truth. It is just too tempting. Also, unlike musicians, writers do not get direct feedback for their work (unless they do book tours) and reviews,…"
Dec 2, 2012
Tom Vater replied to Daniel Hatadi's discussion CrimeSpace Bookstore: Calling All Authors
"Dear Daniel, I sent you the details of my books a while back. Will they appear in The Store? Best and thanks, Tom"
Nov 17, 2012
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"Launching The Cambodian Book of the Dead at the UBUD Writers and Readers Festival with Khmer chanteuse Srey Thy singing a Khmer funeral chant containing aspects of my novel was a great privilege. I could not have hoped for a better introduction. The…"
Nov 17, 2012
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Nov 17, 2012
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Mindfulness and Murder by Nick Wilgus, the fourth Crime Wave Press title, is out now!!!

When a homeless boy living at the youth shelter run by a Buddhist monastery turns up dead, the abbot recruits Father Ananda, a monk and former police officer, to find out why. He discovers that all is not well at this urban monastery in the heart of Bangkok. Together with his dogged assistant, an orphaned boy named Jak,…See More
Oct 31, 2012
Tom Vater replied to minervaK's discussion does this ever work?
"Try them all, I'd suggest, any agent you can get to, any large mainstream publisher and any small independent imprint. The more you throw something against the wall, the more likely it is to stick. Finding a small publisher is better than…"
Oct 31, 2012
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Mindfulness and Murder

When a homeless boy living at the youth shelter run by a Buddhist monastery turns up dead, the abbot recruits Father Ananda, a monk and former police officer, to find out why. He discovers that all is not well at this urban monastery in the heart of…
Oct 31, 2012

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Hometown:
Bangkok
About Me:
I am a veteran writer/journalist, working mostly in South and Southeast Asia. My feature articles are published in publications like The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and The Asia Wall Street Journal. I have written many non-fiction books on Asian subjects, several acclaimed documentary screenplays and two crime novels, currently published by Crime Wave Press (www.crimewavepress.com), which I co-own.
I Am A:
Writer, Publisher
Website:
http://www.crimewavepress.com
Books And Authors I Like:
Ross MacDonald, Jim Thompson, Chester Himes, John D. MacDonald, Raymond Chandler, Massimo Carlotto, David Goodis, Charles Willeford, Thomas McGuane, Cormac McCarthy, Philip Kerr, Graham Greene
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
The Third Man, Shoot The Piano Player, The Drowning Pool, District 9, The Usual Suspects, Twin Peaks (series)

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Review: Ghost Money by Andrew Nette

Max Quinlan is a PI on the trail of a shady Australian businessman who’s gone to ground in Southeast Asia. Quinlan, a half Vietnamese, half Australian ex-cop, has only recently taken up the detective mantle but he quickly becomes embroiled in post-war shenanigans in a 1996 Phnom Penh that is populated by shady…

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Posted on December 3, 2012 at 5:00pm

Review: Ghost Money by Andrew Nette

Max Quinlan is a PI on the trail of a shady Australian businessman who’s gone to ground in Southeast Asia. Quinlan, a half Vietnamese, half Australian ex-cop, has only recently taken up the detective mantle but he quickly becomes embroiled in post-war shenanigans in a 1996 Phnom Penh that is populated by shady…

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Posted on December 3, 2012 at 5:00pm

Review: The Underground by Lawrence McMorrow

 

Late 1940s America, a world in which deserving has little to do with what you get, and the Irish immigrant Maura arrives as an almost-rebel. Despite her Catholic background, she has lost her virginity on the boat to the New World and, upon arrival in the US, she falls in love with Frank and gets pregnant. Frank…

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Posted on December 2, 2012 at 5:28pm

Mindfulness and Murder by Nick Wilgus, the fourth Crime Wave Press title, is out now!!!

W hen a homeless boy living at the youth shelter run by a Buddhist monastery turns up dead, the abbot recruits Father Ananda, a monk and former police officer, to find out why. He discovers that all is not well at this urban monastery in the heart of Bangkok. Together with his dogged assistant, an orphaned boy…

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Posted on October 31, 2012 at 2:51am

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