Steven W. Palmer is a Scottish expat currently living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
He relocated to Asia in 2012 after visiting the region for many years. In his working life he has worked as a social worker and counsellor in the drugs field, as a social worker and probation officer in criminal justice, a DJ and promoter, a sales and marketing manager, and as the editor of an arts and entertainments magazine in Cambodia, working with a highly skilled team of writers that included the authors Phil Coggan, Wayne McCallum and Kevin S. Cummings. He now currently works as Managing Editor for three magazines published in Cambodia.
His first novel, 'Electric Irn Bru Acid Test' was a coming of age story, very loosely based on his own life, and part of a planned trilogy, 'The Glas Vegas Chronicles.' His second novel, 'Angkor Away' moved into his favourite genre; crime, and has been hailed as part of the Asian noir movement that till recently has been centred on Thailand.
He has also published two shorter works; 'Turning the Tables; A Love Story For the Chemical Generation' - an alternative love story novella set during the heady days of the 1990s Glasgow rave scene, and 'In My Sights' - a short political thriller and launchpad for the character of Danny Cleland in the future 'Moral Assassin' series.
He has just released the follow up to 'Angkor Away'; 'Angkor Tears', which will reprise the character of Chamreun in a hard hitting tale of child trafficking in Cambodia. His work after that will be a dystopian noir novel set in a future Bangkok under water.
In his spare time, Steven enjoys making quirky music tunes, reading other noir novelists and training hamsters.