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A debut novelist needs, more than anything else, good reviews of his story. All of the social media marketing one can come up with will have little effect, I believe, if we don’t receive reviews – very positive reviews. I published my espionage thriller, CHINA SEA,… Read More
After much anticipation and a lot of polishing with my proofreading team, my international espionage thriller, China Sea, is officially released. Here’s a snapshot of what it’s about: The protagonist, Roy Mancini, is living the good life in San Francisco when he discovers a ‘help… Read More
The new international spy thriller, CHINA SEA by Stanton Swafford, is now available on Amazon.com, Kindle, Google Play Books and iTunes. With exciting action in Sulawesi, Bali, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malacca and Manila.
Here is music that is as timeless as Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff. I’ll play this forever. Miles Davis – So What.
The novel CHINA SEA will be published this summer. Here’s a preview – the first four pages of the story. I’ll continue the preview next week. So stay tuned to the blog. 1 APRIL 1973 I FIRST MET THE SELF-TAUGHT RUSSIAN JAZZ PIANIST, Sasha Popov, in that… Read More
I’ve just taken a wonderful trip through Northern California – Sonoma County and San Francisco. I’m now back home at the beach in Southern California and feeling refreshed and at ease. I’m putting the finishing touches on my novel, CHINA SEA. A final proofreading. The… Read More
Now, you’ve written your 90,000 word novel. It’s as good as it can be. You spent nine months writing the first draft. And that’s all it was – a first draft. And you rewrote it. And you rewrote it again. After one year you have… Read More
“The name’s Bond . . . James Bond.” Is there today a more familiar tidbit of dialogue in commercial fiction? Maybe not. James Bond, 007, was born in tropical Jamaica sixty-three years ago. That was where he was created by author and bon vivant Ian… Read More
My all time favorite jazz pianist is Wynton Kelly. Once while he was playing with Miles Davis, Miles was heard to say , “I wish I could swing like that.” True story. Wynton always sounded happy as he played. Like he was playing for dancing. Tragically… Read More