June 26th, 2009

Here’s one of the video trailers for BREATHING WATER created by Shadoe Stevens (and me, but Shadoe did all the work).

The idea here was to get in and out in thirty seconds flat, posing a question that relates to the story, and then establishing the environment of Bangkok and letting the viewer’s imagination do the rest.  Much of the footage is mine, although we bought some of the fast-motion stuff.

I don’t know how to insert the cool-looking YouTube screen and let you click directly on it, so here’s the link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_ThwWON14c

Let me know what you think, and thanks in advance.


  1. Cynthia Mueller Says:

    OMG!!!!!!!! I thought you said we had to wait until September????!!!!


    My heart hurts. I CAN’T WAIT to read this (and neither can any of my friends!) Please come to Vegas on your tour!

    And, again…OMG!

    (captcha: niter music)

  2. Alexis Grant Says:

    Wow! (Found you through Twitter.) Love how it’s short and sweet — You avoid the too-long mistake a lot of authors seem to make. Music & fast pace make me want to read this one! I only wish I knew a little more what it was about…

  3. Timothy Hallinan Says:

    Thanks, Cynthia, thanks, Alexis.

    Don’t think I’ll be in Vegas, Cynthia — there aren’t any bookstores that specialize in mystery/thrillers. I’ll be in Phoenix, Tucson, Colorado Springs, and Denver before cutting over to Kansas City and then down into Texas, etc — five weeks in all.

    Alexis — It’s a thriller, the third in a series about a rough-travel writer named Poke Rafferty who has settled in Bangkok and put together a family comprising him, his wife, who’s a former go-go dancer (yes, that’s a euphemism) and their daughter, now ten, whom they adopted off the street when she was seven. This particular book is set against the political chaos that currently threatens to tear the Kingdom apart.

    If Morrow will let me, I’m going to post the first two chapters sometime in July. In the meantime, click on the title on this site, and you’ll see some reviews. (They’re also on Amazon.

  4. Phil Hanson Says:

    Your “Breathing Water” trailer (great stuff, that video) now occupies a prominent place on my blog. It’s an exciting prelude to an even more exciting story.

    Now, if you’ll forgive me, I simply must quit playing around and get back to writing that review.

  5. Sean Bunzick Says:

    You couldn’t have asked for a much better trailer–it’s kind of like “Blade Runner” comes to early 21st Century Bangkok–perfect shooting!
    Even if I DIDN’T know “Breathing Water” is going to be well-worth my money, the trailer helps to entice me to grab a copy.
    Keep writing and hey, keep trailers such as these coming, too!
    Best wishes from the Cape!

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