Steve Bailey


I lived in Thailand for ten years. I worked for a while as a fashion model, a television extra, a news presenter for Radio Thailand and a teacher before securing a permanent job in the Bangkok office of an international accounting firm.

In Bangkok, I lived in King Mansion in Sathorn Road, a rather notorious hotel where police and immigration department raids were not uncommon. We even had a murder. Many of the hotel's residents were eccentric; many sought the anonymity only a cheap hotel could offer. It was a fun place to live in; the stories that could be in the coffee shop were quite bizarre and usually outrageous.

Thailand is a place where farang (white caucasions) often encounter romance or passion. It may be the heat, or it may just be that they are relaxed away from their own countries. My novels reflect the bizarre stories I came across whilst living there, along with a liberal dose of romance and passion.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started drafting my first novel in 1990, shortly after relocating to Thailand. The new culture and environment had a profound effect on me, stirring the creative energies within me.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My initial novel became so long I decided to publish it as a trilogy. The story follows the life of Nick Price, a rough Londoner who flees to Bangkok in 1969 to start a new life. Nick is down on his luck and gets involved with some outrageous antics in an effort to make money. After a few years engaged in low-life activity, he stumbles upon the knowledge of a secret hiding place of a horde of gold stashed away in the wake of the Dalai Lama leaving Tibet, and cannot resist the temptation to retrieve it. Unfortunately for Nick, the task is harder than he expects and results in tragic consequences which will haunt him for the rest of his life.
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Where to find Steve Bailey online

Twitter: stevebailey911


The Fourth Cart
Price: Free! Words: 15,580. Language: British English. Published: September 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
Amidst the chaos of the Tibetan Uprising in March 1959, monks loyal to their God-King fought to keep treasured artefacts from the clutches of invading Chinese soldiers. Four horse-drawn carts full of gold and precious jewels left Lhasa in the wake of the fleeing Dalai Lama. Three carts were captured by pursuing soldiers. The fourth cart escaped, but appeared to vanish off the face of the earth.
Once Smitten, Forever Thai
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,020. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Melissa resented her perfectly sensible life ever since returning from a holiday. Everything irritates her, from her demanding job, her moaning boss, her dreary boyfriend and her parents who want to see her settled. And so she packed her bags. A year later, she has no regrets. But then why would she? She's having the time of her life in Thailand. And as to her love life, well . . . .
The Tibetan Heist
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 81,150. Language: British English. Published: October 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Nick Price was young, reckless, on the lam in Bangkok, and desperate. He thought a raid on Tibet would be easy. Tragically, he was wrong.
No Tears for the Fallen
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 77,500. Language: British English. Published: October 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(5.00 from 1 review)
At the moment a heist went tragically wrong, Nick Price's gang made a betrayal. Out of wrath, an evil was born. Its name; Khun Sa.
The Avenging Buddha
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 85,280. Language: British English. Published: October 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Nick Price's wife died in an ill-conceived heist. Years later, his old gang fall victim to a vengeful killer. Someone is back from the dead.

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