1. Ron Shaw
    July 28, 2015 @ 10:55 am

    Very enjoyable article. Jake’s an incredible man in so many respects. What a life! His writing, whether in books, a simple Twitter post, or expanded Facebook piece, is always an amazing read.
    I’ve found that his talents go far beyond writing. In my humble opinion, his kindness, genoristy, and genuine concern for others are what you’ll find when you come to know Jake Needham, the man.

  2. Jan West
    July 28, 2015 @ 12:13 pm

    Hello again Jake!
    have corresponded with you before and I sent this email to our local librarian. I would very much like to read some of these books plus the Shepherd book. Alas, our financial set back from 2008 has left us in a really tight situation. Hopefully, I can procure the first Tay book and Shepherd book somehow. I have coerced the librarian to order Wallace Stroby books and to order Mark Rubinstein books through the inter-loan library in Iowa and other paces. I keep trying. Thanks for your continued emails. I enjoy hearing from you.Best wishes, Jan

  3. Richard Macomber
    July 28, 2015 @ 7:23 pm

    To: Jake Needham – It was a bit over a year ago that I decided to peruse Amazon Books to see what novels were available about Southeast Asia. Yours were the first I found. I now have read everything you have written and am anxiously waiting for more. I enjoy the novels, find them easily readable (flow-wise), enjoy the plot lines, and find fascinating your cultural and place description references within the novels.

    Richard Macomber
    Cape Coral, Florida USA

    August 2, 2015 @ 5:04 am

    Great article. I have been reading Jake’s novels for nearly a decade and still enjoy the authenticity that leaps off the pages of every story. Many of the characters introduced trigger an emotional response inside which shows his EQ – yin is in balance with his IQ yang. I walk away from each story swearing those people are real…including the faustian bargains some elect to make. Jake definitely knows where the bodies are buried.

    After reading The Big Mango and Laundry Man all those years ago I emailed Jake in Bangkok to express my gratitude. To my surprise, within a couple of hours he had responded via email with a genuine heartfelt response with his appreciation i had taken the time to let him know. It left an impression on me from that day on about the type of writer Jake Needham was.

    I eventually had the great fortune to have met Jake in Bangkok on one of my trips there and another subsequent visit some months later. What struck me the most when talking to him was not only his obvious intellect but his warm and engaging personality. He was very giving of his time and his take on life in general. A truly remarkable man and a very generous human being.

    More power to you RJN!… long live Shepherd & Tay. May they one day meet.

  5. Allan J. Emerson
    August 11, 2015 @ 10:22 am

    You’re having an interesting career, Jake. A best-selling novelist in English, but for so long, only in Asia. What an odd situation. I’m glad you held on to your digital rights and happy to hear your novels are being read more widely.