Geckos & Guns: The Pakistan Years is now available in paperback. You can order it on Amazon.com, Booklocker.com or any major online retailer. Happy reading everyone!
Geckos & Guns: The Pakistan Years is the latest installment of Sharon Bazant’s riveting travel memoirs. Following on the heels of her 2019, Nine Years in Bangkok: Lessons Learned, this new title Geckos & Guns tells of the time before Bangkok. It is a prequel that follows the first impulses of the Bazant family to … More Coming Soon
In my memoir, Geckos & Guns: The Pakistan Years, I have written about the complexities and difficulties of cross-cultural marriages between Pakistani men and western women. These were my observations in the early 1990s. Perhaps things have changed—I hope so. The following is an excerpt from Geckos & Guns on this topic. I would love … More Cross-cultural Marriages in Pakistan
In a recent interview for Authority magazine, I was asked, “What are five things you wish someone had told you before you wrote your first book?” Here are my ‘five things’. It will be hard to find time to write even though you are retired. I wish someone had told me this because I would … More A Learning Curve and a Reward
I am currently in the process of writing my next book—this time character-driven fiction set in the Canadian prairies circa 1963. It’s developing very slowly. However, as I write I find myself reliving some vivid childhood memories. The following is one of those memories. The first of my teatime treks began on a warm, sunny … More Teatime with Pearl
A few days ago I watched the Netflix movie Worth, a based-on-a-true-story film about the lawyer in charge of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. According to slate.com, the movie fudges some details and creates a few composite characters. Simply put, it’s not a documentary. However, it does remain faithful to its theme—the very real moral … More What is the Value of Human Life?
I need to say a few things about Afghanistan. My heart is broken by what I see going on there right now. I know I am just another voice among thousands, but we did live in Pakistan for five years in the early 1990s. During that time I got to know many Afghan merchants and … More The Rubble of Misplaced Intentions
They say not to judge a book by its cover but I need you to do just that. If you liked the cover of my book, Geckos & Guns: THE PAKISTAN YEARS (Living as an Expat Series Book 2), please vote for it for the Cover of the Month contest on AllAuthor.com! Please take a short … More Cover of the Month Contest
In the past few months, I have been busy marketing and promoting my latest book, Geckos & Guns: The Pakistan Years. I have to admit that this is hard work for me. Writing is my passion and, even on days when my muse is not speaking to me, I always find something to write about. … More My Marketing Journey
I am honored to have a featured guest post on Laura’s Books and Blogs this week—an excerpt from Geckos & Guns, Chapter 7 – A Trip Back in Time. We had only been living in Pakistan for a scant few months when I accompanied Wayne on an official trip to the Swat Valley and Dir … More Guest Post – Laura’s Books and Blogs
Here is the latest review of Geckos & Guns: The Pakistan Years. If you haven’t purchased your copy yet, now is a good time to get it. If you enjoy reading my memoir please recommend it to your friends. Reviews are always welcome too! Happy reading. 5.0 out of 5 stars Pakistan – A Canadian Expat’s … More Another Great Review