Born and bred in the old South Africa during the month of Sagittarius in the year of 1956. Although I am fairly Sag; the Chinese sign of Monkey with Fire element is really more descriptive. Nowadays I am no more horse and arrow; I am proud to be from the family of Ophiuchus. In this modern time what better area to have in your sign than the centre our Galaxy and holding the Control over the Snake!
I live in Thailand where I had a yacht factory. My two sons are here with their families - hey I am the proud grandfather of none less than three grandsons and two grand daughters.
My one son has taken the Yacht Chandlery and turned it into a very big successful business. www.asap-marine.com
The other took over the yacht factory and turned that in a very big international acclaimed factory - www.bakricono.com.
My Ex is in South Africa with a new live in her heart and there my two daughters are still enjoying the Sunny South with rainbow colours. In South Africa this grandpa has a pretty little granddaughter too!
Now I am retired. Well, sort of. I am writing books, this is sometimes a 16 hour per day job doing research and getting the words typed into the computer. Soon I think I will start writing fiction. Sounds much easier than this non-fiction fact finding. Though I love the self education!
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
So far only direct marketing through Facebook. I did get good interest from promotion videos about each book on YouTube.
Describe your desk
Once upon a time I had a beautiful desk. Since moving to a new house I did not had time to me a new desk - yet. It is just a fold-up table with my computer and twin screens on top.
Finally, a guide-book for those people outside of the USA. This eBook Guide presents an overview for both the writer and the buyer. Buying and selling effectively, for the writer how to get more royalties from each sale.
The Emerald Buddha is the most revered Buddhist statue. The story starts in Northern India around 43 BCE and follows the trails throughout war and maritime disaster until the current location in its own dedicated temple at the Royal Palace of Bangkok. This is one of those historical cases where the truth is certainly more interesting than fiction.