It’s always too late for someone / Crime Wave Press – The Story So Far….

Two friends, Tom Vater and Hans Kemp, recently launched Crime Wave Press, in Hong Kong. Here Tom explains how they began their publishing (ad)venture. “In the summer of 2012, Hans and I were sitting in Bangkok talking about the changing world of publishing and the new challenges facing small independent publishers and writers. We had […]

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Great New Press for Sacred Skin – Thailand’s Spirit Tattoos

Sacred Skin – Thailand’s Spirit Tattoos, photographed by Aroon Thaewchatturat, gets a couple new plugs/ reviews. The Apsara Diaries write “The book ‘Scared Skin’ focuses on Thai devotees and the Wai Khru; a once a year gathering of tattooed devotes. The book gives you a clear, in-depth understanding of Yantra and its magic.” Over at […]

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Sak Yant and Sacred Skin in The Chiang Mai City News

Jennifer Jerome interviews me about Thailand’s sacred tattoos for The Chiang Mai City News this week. Read her story Ink of the Gods: The Myth and Magic of Sak Yant here. And check out my bestselling book on Thailand’s spirit tattoos, Sacred Skin, with incredible photography by Aroon Thaewchatturat. Sacred Skin is available in good […]

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Sacred Skin makes its international exhibition debut in Switzerland

Aroon Thaewchatturat‘s photographs of Thailand’s sak yant wearers, featured in our highly acclaimed book Sacred Skin, published by Visionary World in 2010, are going international. The Gewerbe Museum in Winterthur, Switzerland opens its first TATTOO exhibition today and large prints of Aroon’s images, blessed by eminent sak yant master Achan Neng Onnut, are part of […]

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Sacred Skin Reviewed by 60 Minutes Producer Danny Keens!!!

Sacred Skin receives a great review from Danny Keens, Producer of 60 Minutes, on Amazon. Wonderful!!! When I stumbled upon this print collaboration between author Tom Vater and photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat I was taken completely by surprised and totally mesmerized. You see, I’m not the sort of person who would have considered a tattoo and […]

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Annual Reading Competition at Banphed School in Issan

Just got back from the 3rd annual reading competition that my wife, photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat organizes in Banphed Village, Issan, Thailand. This year, three publishers and several donors took part. 25 students won prizes and the school library was restocked with new titles. I got to read a short story, The Monkey in a Murder […]

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