Steven W. Palmer:
Steven W. Palmer is a Scottish expat living in Kampot. In his working life he has worked as a social worker and counsellor in the drugs field, as a social worker and probation officer in criminal justice, a DJ and promoter, a sales and marketing manager, the editor of an arts and entertainments magazine in Cambodia, and as managing editor for three magazine titles in Phnom Penh.
He is currently working on Angkor Cloth, Angkor Gold, the third and last of the Angkor series, as well as Bangkok Drowning, a dystopian noir novel set in the near future.
In his spare time, Steven enjoys making quirky music tunes, riding his vintage Vespa, and training hamsters.
Ek Madra worked as an interpreter for United Nations Transitional Authority (UNTAC) in Cambodia in 1993. He then spent three years (1994- 97) working as a reporter for the Cambodia Daily newspaper in English before studying journalism at the University of Southern California (USC). He spent more than a decade as a correspondent for Reuters News Agency (now Thomson Reuters), beginning in early 1998. Madra has worked with the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) as deputy director of the press department at the Office of the Council of Ministers since 2009. He is the author of ‘The Factors Contributing to Cambodia's Civil War 1950s - 1980s; Lessons Then & Now.’
Kampot-based British writer Bob Couttie draws on 15 years’ experience analysing maritime accidents for Swinging the Cat, the second outing for his retired French detective Andre Velon, and a prequel to Velon: Temple of the Leper King. He lives with three cats and several jars of homemade lime pickle.