Well, folks, I figured I'd come clean with y'all, and let it all hang out.
Why not ? Openness and honesty is always better - just feels right.
So here goes:
My name is T. M. Hoy (I go by Marc), and I've had a very strange and twisted (but interesting) life.Without going into so many details that I'd bore the shit out of you, I grew up in N. CA - Bay Area, family middle class (professional people - teachers, mainly), moved to So-Cal in the '70's (San Bdno area). Went to college, got into jewelry as a profession, traveled widely in Asia (lived there for a few years), partied my ass off, but aside from some weirdness, nothing too remarkable.
Then - a person i thought of as a friend (a fellow American) murdered a bar-girl i picked up in Bangkok in my house in Chiang Mai (Northern Thailand). I was afraid of the pigs there, and helped him cover it up.
Couldn't pay the bribes demanded by everyone from the judge on down, and was charged and convicted as a principal in the crime. Make a long story short, spent 5+ years in Thai prisons, then transferred back to the U.S., and did another 11 in federal prison here (for the same crime - you're able to transfer back to your home country and do your prison time there thanks to treaties signed by the U.S.). UGH.
Got out in late January of this year.
I wrote three books while doing time. One, the Nature of Religion, is a sort of Stephen King approach to spirituality. I'm in the process of editing it and reformatting it into Scribus (pro publishing software) -should be ready by the end of July. It's the product of 35+ years of scholarship and esoteric practice. 250+ illustrations - most of 'em rather ghoulish.
Another is Land of a Thousand Smiles - a collection of non-fiction short stories about my years in Thai prison, which I'm waiting to hear whether Skyhorse Publishing will print it.
The third - The Euphoricon (The Book of Joy), is the secret of happiness, revealed. If all goes well, this one will be ready by late August/early September.
You can keep up to date with 'em all by visiting my company website: <a href="http://www.panpublishinggroup.com"> <fuckin' thing - see if this works !/a>
I'm an Anarchist, very involved with the local collective here in Tucson - called Dry River (visit the website, or come on down - we're on the corner of University and Main), and working on a bunch of stuff to try and make a difference (without much hope, i might add - I'm pretty pessimistic about the likely end-result of our poisonous global industrial "civilization") - issues with prisoners, with the homeless, with the environment, etc. etc. Just doing my best - all you can do, really, isn't it ?
I'm very open to conversations, and my business is - of course - public.
So, feel free to contact me, if you like, though i reserve the right to be rude to assholes !
Contact info: T.M.Hoy/Pan Publishing
219 E Delano, #9, Tucson, AZ 85705