I am NY Times Bestselling author and National Geographic filmmaker Tahir Shah. I'm obsessed with Paris Syndrome, shrunken heads, the search for lost cities, and real buried treasure. AMA.
My short bio: I am a travel writer and author of over a dozen traditionally published books and several documentary films. I also write introductions, academic pieces for journals, travel pieces for Lonely Planet magazine, and book reviews for newspapers such as the Washington Post.
In 2012, I made the move from traditional publishing to self publishing, with the release of Timbuctoo. Last year, I self published three books: Scorpion Soup, a collection of essays (including one on cannibalism), and Eye Spy. And I've just released my latest book, Paris Syndrome.
Ask me anything about self publishing, writing, or my books...or about Paris Syndrome, my latest obsession.
My Proof: * I've shared this on my blog (http://www.tahirshah.com/2014/06/join-me-on-reddit-monday-june-9th-from-5-7pm-uk-time/) * I've tweeted (http://www.twitter.com/humanstew) about it. * I've posted about it on my Facebook page
EDIT Thank you all so much for your questions! I truly appreciate you taking the time out to visit this AMA and ask me questions. I need to get offline now, but if you continue to ask your questions in here, I'll revisit in the next couple of days and answer everything. Many thanks!!