Robert Schneider

Biography

Robert Schneider has been a freelance writer since 1997. It was casual at first. He wrote for surfing magazines, travel publications and an antiques magazine. Since 2010, he has been working full time from his home in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. He has a popular blog about Sihanoukville, but his blog is designed for the average tourist. He was compelled to write Serendipity Road, between heaven and hell because he wanted to share another side of life with readers. Serendipity Road tells about the magic that's just behind the surface of everyday life. It is an unvarnished account of how fate brought two unlikely people together. While magic and spirituality are a large part of the story, the author doesn't hesitate to tell how he has stumbled down Serendipity Road, making many mistakes along the way.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
A statue of Ganesh, Krishna and an apsara dancer grace the right side of my desk. They are surrounded by shells I've found on the beach. On the left side of my desk is a book, Traditional Therapeutic Knowledge of the Bunong People in North-eastern Cambodi. Next to that is an ornate clock. A painting of Sopheak is above my desk. She is in regal clothes, but sits by the side of a river in the jungles of Cambodia with a tiger at her side.
What do you read for pleasure?
Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Haruki Murakami inspired me to write Serendipity Road. I enjoy magic realism, but also enjoy any thought provoking novel or biography.
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Books

Soul Surfing: a Near Death Adventure
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 46,090. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Paul Avalon had it made.He was as vain as it was possible to be until his world came crashing down. He traded in his Land Rover for a fading yellow Daihatsu and headed north to a hard to reach surf spot he loved. Before he got there, his car crashed and he had a near death experience. When he returned to life, Paul was a changed man who understood the value of kindness and compassion.
A Ghost in Cambodia
Price: Free! Words: 13,390. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
A Ghost in Cambodia is based on a true ghost story. In this imaginary version, the ghost elaborates on his life as a ghost: what he sees and the observations he makes about human life. It is both a bleak and hopeful look at life on earth through a ghost's eyes.
The Girl with Tiger's Eyes
Price: Free! Words: 18,050. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
The Girl with Tiger's Eyes is a biography of a Cambodian woman who lived alone in the jungle when she was just 8 years old. Eventually, she found her way home, but her family had moved on. They were reunited and she lived a happy life at the edge of the jungle until she moved to Sihanoukville, Cambodia to earn a living to help her family. The author met her there and learned her remarkable story.
Serendipity Road: between heaven and hell
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,820. Language: American English. Published: June 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Eastern mysticism, Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal
This is a story about how fate brought two people together. Separated by vast cultural and age differences, they were an unlikely pair, but destiny didn't see it that way. We'll start with the story of Sopheak's early life and dive through the honeycomb of time to track the events that led to their lives together in Cambodia.

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