On Sunday 28 January 2007, I gave a talk about The Risk of Infidelity at the Pattaya Expat Club.
here were many familiar faces among the 200 people who showed up to listen to me
talk about Vincent Calvino. I had been asked by several people to post my
speech. I would if that were possible. I spoke from a barebones outline. The
main theme was the original of Vincent Calvino and how I have come to know the
private eye over the past 9 novels amounting to more than a one million words. I
also talked about Calvino’s relationship with his secretary Ratana, Colonel
Pratt and his side-kick McPhail.
I also talked about the background to
The Risk of Infidelity. Sharing how I came up with the
original story, and the context of the story –the action takes places during the
demonstrations that led up to the coup on 19th September. After the speech Niels
Colov interviewed me for Pattaya People cable TV and the interview will air this
This photo of the audience of the Pattaya Expat Club may seem to
contain faces similar to those in the photo that ran with the Lonestar Bar book
signing. I am told by the photographer this is merely a coincidence. That
authors tend to attract a core audience that is often very much alike.
Special thanks to Niels Colov and Richard Ravensdale and volunteer staff
of the club for their assistance in setting up the event.