Jim Newport is a writer and Emmy-nominated production designer of both film and television. His film credits include Bangkok Dangerous, Brokedown Palace, The Stepfather and Heart Like A Wheel. In television he has set the “look” for many series by designing the pilot episodes of The Lyon’s Den, The Shield, The Education Of Max Bickford and China Beach. His work on The Piano Lesson for the Hallmark Hall Of Fame was nominated for an Emmy in art direction. He was the production designer of season four of the worldwide hit TV series Lost. When not writing books or designing films, Newport performs as his alter-ego Jimmy Fame - a blues shouter, known to haunt the saloons and annual Blues Festival of his adopted home, Phuket, Thailand.
In his first Hollywood novel: Tinsel Town - Another Rotten Day In Paradise, Newport didn’t gloss over the cracks in the scenery, the grit, the stench, the plain old fashioned blood and sweat that making movies is really about. Newport’s latest novel Yankee Dragon continues to take the reader behind the scenes of Hollywood in the 1990's.
Tinsel Town: Another Rotten Day In Paradise
"Tinsel Town is the best introduction-to-Hollywood novel I've ever read."
David Giler, producer/writer of the films ALIEN, UNDISPUTED, MYRA BRECKINRIDGE and many more.
The fourth book in the popular Vampire of Siam series. The story begins in Bangkok 1948, shortly after the end of WWII and the Japanese occupation of Siam. The vampire, Ramonne Delacroix becomes involved in a quest for a mysterious artifact, - The Oracle - hidden during the war by the Japanese. He joins forces with the famous American Expat Jim Thompson and OSS agent.
From Paris to Angkor Wat, Ancient Siam to modern-day Bangkok, the vampire seeks the secrets of his past. Ramonne Delacroix, 175-year-old French vampire once again crosses paths with Martin Larue while retracing the historical journey that he made in 1858 with Henri Mouhot to Indochina. Martin has founded an orphanage in Cambodia outside the gates of Angkor.
The Vampire of Siam is back — with a vengeance
Martin Larue’s blood-soaked encounter with a 175 year-old vampire has left him a changed man. For twelve months he donned the orange robes of the monk and studied the teachings of Buddha.
His transcendent nirvana is shattered by a police lieutenant who seeks his help in tracking down a killer — a killer who drains the blood of his victims.
A novel by Jim Newport. Chasing Jimi is a rock ‘n’ roll period piece. It spans one year - the summer of 1966 to the summer of 1967. From New York’s Greenwich Village to swinging London to the stage of the Monterey Pop Festival. It follows the ascension of one Jimmy James, a struggling back-up guitar player, to the exalted throne of rock-god superstardom.
Book one of the The Vampire of Siam trilogy. In The Vampire of Siam a nineteenth-century explorer, Ramonne Delacroix, encounters an ancient Chinese demon in the temples of Angkor Wat. His subsequent nocturnal transformation leads him to the capital of Siam, where he witnesses the coronation of kings and the city’s metamorphosis into the modern day sin-city of Bangkok.