should have a right to an education. Thai law states that all
children regardless of where they come from or whether they have
a legal status have the right to education. In reality that right
remains a privilege for many children in the country, especially
poor and marginalized ethnic minority and foreign migrant children.
understand that while the State has a responsibility for education
of children it cannot reach every child in need. When a child
has a strong desire to go to school but is kept out because his
or her family has no money that is a crime.
Lake Press has started doing our small part. Since 2011 we have
given 50% of the profit from the sales of Bangkok
Noir to three charity organizations in Bangkok and a
school in Mae Hong Son. Bangkok Noir authors have also
joined, giving half of their royalties to the scholarship funds
year, our author Christopher G. Moore has offered to give 100%
of the sales of his classic special limited edition of A Killing
Smile to children in need. We have contacted credible organizations
and schools where there are many such children. Among the first
of our partners is the Blood Foundation in Fang.
Blood Foundation is staffed with the kind of people who care
and are making a difference in the lives of kids. What we like
about them is their transparency. They have an accountability
and transparency statement showing where every baht of the contributed
sponsorship is spent. The Foundation is looking after the welfare
of Shan kids on Thai-Burma border. After 3 years of running the
Daylight School for Stateless Shan children, the Blood Foundation
is seeking sponsors to send 13 of these young children to the
local Thai government school.
a Child by buying a copy of the Special Edition of A Killing Smile
note that we do not provide full personal details of the children
here for their security and privacy. We will provide you with
the full details of a child only when you inform us of your wish
to sponsor one.
this sponsor a child for one year venture, the sponsor receives
a copy of this special edition, signed and numbered—there are
275 copies in the Special Edition of A Killing Smile.
You can read what makes the Special Edition unique here.
far severalreaders have already paid for or pledged to buy acopy
of the Special Edition, and seven children have been sponsored
(see the list below)
not only publish books in Thailand, we try to make a difference
for a future generation of young people whose lives will be transformed
by an opportunity provided through the generosity of our readers.
We thank you, and the children who are sponsored by this project,
Children and their Sponsors
sponsors may wish to remain anonymous. Please let us know.)
Pong, Age 7
Sponsor: Mr. Herrin, USA, #020, Special Edition, A Killing Smile
Jo, Age 10, and Nong
Lao, Age 13
Sponsor: Kevin Cummings (peoplethingsliterature.com), #014, Special
Edition, A Killing Smile
Nong Kham Ong, Age 11, Nong Non, Age 8, Nong Mae
Jing, Age 10, and Nong Naw Kum, Age 9
James Gulkin (Siam Canadian Foods Co., Ltd.), #021, Special Edition,
A Killing Smile
Nong Su, Age 8
John Bright, #022, Special Edition, A Killing Smile
Nong Kham Bang, Age 13
Jarad Henry, #025, Special Edition, A Killing Smile
Nong Maung, Age 10, and Nong Kong, Age 12
Michaela Striewski, #027, Special Edition, A Killing Smile
Nong Shiang Han, Age 12
Keith Bacon, #028, Special Edition, A Killing Smile