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Selected stories from writer-warrior TrEY MEADE

The SINS of DOC RAT

Historians tell you what happened.
Trey Meade shows you how it felt.

Your purchase helps people in need…

A true friend of Trey’s made a promise to bring his writing alive…

Want to make God laugh?  

Trey Meades plan didn’t go the way he’d imagined. Bringing a unique voice to the pantheon of Vietnam War era literature, he writes as if fiction and nonfiction were Siamese twins, conjoined at the heart, exploring society’s foibles, complex issues and simple joys. After 17 months and untold brutal battles in Vietnam, Trey headed home as a wounded vet to face two wars that challenged him for decades: PTSD and Public Opinion (Get over it).

These are his stories of combat in Vietnam and the challenges he faced back home in Texas after the war. Several of Trey’s accounts are autobiographical, penned in his inimitable style eloquent, intense, witty at times. Strap yourself in, forget your plan and enjoy the ride!

Meet Trey Meade…

 A SCOTT JONES NOVEL

FLESH and BLOOD and DNA

in her right mind and the wrong body

The mastermind and the empath…

Drugged and dragged from her home at night, Dr. Simone Wellstone wakes up the next morning in a different body.
As she gazes into the mirror, she realizes the face staring back is her 13-year-old patient Amanda, the girl who doesn’t talk. Familiar has become alien, known unknown, right is left in the mirror and wrong in her mind.

Where the hell is my body? When will I get back to it?

The terror of this nightmare is tempered by her impossible dream of being the proverbial fly on the wall watching her patients’ lives. A quantum leap has occurred. Science fiction has become science fact, but ominous questions remain.

Someone did this to me. Who? How? Why?

The first reviews…

5.0 out of 5 stars on Amazon

NEW Novel SEQUEL by SCOTT JONES

TURNABOUT

The world wasn’t ready for EDNA.

Once prized for its potential to save lives, the EDNA technology now consumes them.

The mastermind who developed the Enhanced DNA passed away, but his evil legacy lives on. After Zhao Unlimited purchased the technology, a schizo con man smuggled samples and proprietary documentation out of China.

Afflicted scientists are dying in Kunming. Random people are committing suicide in Europe.

Aided by an eccentric genious, Dr. Simone Wellstone and her unique DNA could be the keys to deter this march of death. Diego Fierra and his band of merry misfits step in to rescue innocent victimes while reclaiming EDNA, covertly, under all radars before it’s sold to the highest bidder.

Can they stop the carnage?

Reviews…

5.0 out of 5 stars on Amazon

Scott Jones delivers a brilliant sequel!
NEW HUMOR BOOK by SCOTT JONES

Can you spare me a smile?

a copious compendium of comedic comentary

A fine line exists between fact and fiction…

menus and meals, historical and hysterical, misspelling and Miss Pelling, between “WTF? Go for it!” and “OMG! Forgo it!” This long awaited offspring of Scott Jones’ Life in the Laugh Lane book lurches back and forth across that line.

Ever wanted to strangle a salesperson?

Revel in “Counter or Counterproductive Help?”

Or experience Asia without setting foot there?

Safely savor “INDIA: a hip story” and “Thailand Is Not Fargo”

Are you battling garden critters, voracious caterpillars, your neighbor’s AWOL chickens, or a bear in the woods?

Discover innovative combat strategies in “Blue-eyed Monsters,” “The War at Home,” “Bear with Me,” and “FLICK ’em!”

324 pages, 208 pictures, and a cornucopia of tales destined to split your sides!

And a splendid painting on the cover from artist extraordinaire Amy D’Apice at www.artconspiracy.net

Click here for a new sample chapter!!!

“Mr. President? No, thanks.”

A timely review of the past seven decades of US presidents and a few words about its present place holder. Snicker or weep openly in this sample chapter from Can you spare me a smile?

Scott Jones reviews along the way…

About the Author

SCOTT JONES

Scott Jones has written hundreds of articles and columns for many newspapers and magazines in the USA and Thailand, authored three novels and two humor books which spans the spectrum from severely humorous to deadly serious).

He has performed his unique style of original music, comedy, and stand-up photography in Asia, Canada, and all fifty states in America.

Scott currently edits and designs other authors books while living in the USA or Thailand with his wife and two huskies, Aurora and Sirius, the Exalted Rulers of Their General Vicinity.

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Featured Titles

Life in the laugh lane: facts, fiction, and photos from america to Asia

Author: Scott Jones

If this book doesn’t make you laugh out loud, you should check yourself into the Nursing Home for the Dead, unless you’re already in a coma. Real life is much funnier than fiction and the pictures here prove it. A compilation of humor columns from Chiangmai Mail newspaper and other writings, this book was originally published to help an orphanage in Thailand which no longer exists. (Sign.) 300-some pages, with over 300 hundred photos plus 64 pages in color, the COST BEFORE MARKUP on Amazon for this book would be $34! You can order it direct from the author and get a signed copy from Thailand. $25 includes shipping. For now, please order from Scott Jones though the contact form on this website.

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  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Give and Live (2006)
  • Language: English

A few raving reviews…

“Thanks a lot. Your book kept me up all night.”

“I read it twice and gave it away to ten friends. I’m impatiently waiting for the sequel.”

“Perfect! Now all my friends have proof of the unbelievable stories I tell about my experiences in Thailand.”

“Since pictures are worth a thousand words, that adds another 300,000 words to your book!”

Freedom, Sex, and a Meat Cleaver

Author: Sherman Miles

A young man’s quest for personal freedom and self-discovery. It’s the riveting stories of Pierce Colter, a naïve American, seeking adventures in Southeast Asia during the tumultuous period from 1973 to 1978. Inspired by actual events, his adventures extend beyond Thailand to the neighboring country of Laos during the CIA’s secret war with the communist Pathet Lao. From border towns of Cambodia during Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge takeover of Phnom Penh to hidden Chinese waterfront opium dens on the island of Penang off the coast of Malaysia. And on and on, and on to one too many slings in Singapore. In his quest Pierce discovers, as with all freedom, there’s a price to pay with each step.

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  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Sherman Miles (June 14, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars

“Authentic Storytelling and Beautiful Writing”

“Wild and thrilling”

Great wild adventures to read about I wouldn’t dare experience myself!

“Very intriguing and informative”

“Riveting stories in SE Asia….READ THIS BOOK!”

“Addictive read”

“As fun and exciting a travel memoir as you will ever read.”

Vagabond Tales: in search of light and life

Author: Pleasant DeSpain

Your life stories contain the pattern of your past karma unfolding in this life. Healing karma is not only possible but probable if you are willing to enter the darkest cave to find the greatest treasure.

“A pioneer of the American storytelling renaissance,” Pleasant DeSpain, world traveler and author of 18 award-winning multicultural books found a wealth of treasures along the way.

Join him on this nine-chapter journey of true stories and traditional tales from around the globe that celebrate light and life, healing, surrender, and ultimately, happiness.

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  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: StoryProPress (August 8, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars

“Irresistible Story of a Real-Life Vagabond.

“Memoir, stories, and a pathway to a well-lived life.

“Four books in one! Traditional tales, modern stories, compelling autobiography, and self-help.

“Pleasant Journeys—a man who lives story—well worth reading.

“Poignant blend of memoir, ancient wisdom, and spiritual guide.

“A beautifully written spiritual gift from the heart.

She Be Queen

Author/Artist: Sandra Wright

Words from the back cover by the author/artist Sandra Wright… Women have always been a theme in my work. In my artwork and writing, I’ve explored their anger, silences, and lack of a sense of power. It is a privilege for me to bring together my two passions—art and poetry—in She Be Queen. I hope to tap into choruses of other women’s voices through my own journey. Finding power is a path all women may not get to experience, but sometimes  I’ve been favored in my search that will never be finished. From the deep-rooted anger of youth to middle age, unacknowledged ghosts haunted me, but I was still able to be a weaver, artist, and poet teacher. And now a poet. My first awakening began when I moved to New Mexico and continued in Thailand, where I spent the last ten years of my life in Chiang Mai. I call Thailand my “spiritual growing up place” and New Mexico my “soul home.” In both places, spirit and people have been my teachers. In 2020 I returned to nurture my deep roots to Taos, New Mexico, to continue to discover, and to explore the treasures of my life.

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  • A4 Soft Cover: 44 pages, spiral bound, landscape
  • Publisher: King Cobra Press/Sandra Wright (March, 2020)
  • Language: English
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars

“I loved Sandra’s poetry from the beginning, and its a treat to see it coupled with her unique collage creations!

“It’s stunning, start to finish. It made me cry.”

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book releases

Instead of slogging through the interminable submission process with major publishers, I decided to get my books out there. Now. Readers of my latest novel—FLESH and BLOOD and DNA—have demanded a sequel, and it’s currently living in my mind. My mission is clear. If I don’’t finish it before I die, I’m going to kill myself. (My other books will be ready for you to read soon.)

cover and internal layout design

Need a book cover? A professional text layout? Let’s talk. Get it right the first time. First impressions last. Fighting with a Word doc alone is like tackling a massive sumo wrestler. I prefer Adobe InDesign.

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manuscript editing

I work for and with the author. I’d never want to be editor for a publisher with strict rules about what’s “acceptable.” My goal is to facilitate the Five C’s: Clear, Concise, Consistent, Correct, and Creative. Oh yeah, and the vital Number Six: CONTENT. I’ve edited novels, stories, promo materials, and one dissertation (one’s enough). Let’s make your project stellar.

websites & marketing Materials

From law firms to tourist bureaus to restaurants to authors to an elephant culture museum. Click on the “About” link, and I’ll show you a few projects instead to telling you about them.