“Positivity” In Life

As for the new release. The initial response I have received to Capture directly from a few readers has been great. Really uplifting...

The Best Teachers

With my latest novel now released, I planned to take the next few months "recharging": especially reading and having a "rest." However, I may use a bit of this now unexpected time "off" to "brainstorm" the basis for a new novel...

A Week In Devon

We drove down last weekend to Devon, in the southwest. For the week we rented an Airbnb from a lovely couple who have turned a surviving 16th century shell of a one-time stone barn into a three room cottage...

Published: “Capture The Cause”

I present this latest novel, tel qu'il est, as it is...

“An American president struggling to keep the country out of a war…”

I told her that I am hearing from people online wanting to know where it is - which is a nice feeling. In recent weeks I admit WWIII perhaps starting sort of distracted me as I polished it off. I kept thinking: Who really cares about a new book, right now?

Deranged And Criminal

I hesitate to go here. However, after some thinking about this I believe this needs stating unequivocally and is more than worth a post because it is an ugly issue that simply cannot be ignored...

To Tell “My” Story?

I try to ask myself from time to time as I write: Why should anyone else out there care about this FICTIONAL tale and about these characters?

This Darkness

THAT is yet another tiny and necessary reminder, the sort of one that is offered up while alone and in despair and may never be widely seen...

The Foreign Legion

It seems some retired U.S. soldiers who are watching cannot just watch. They know soldiering and want to jump in and help...

The Silence Here

Talking about a new book seems somehow trivial and inappropriate just now...

Stuck In “Absolutely Nowhere”

Watching a bigger authoritarian bully hurling missiles at and rampaging through the streets of a smaller democratic neighbor is difficult to do. I can neither look away nor really do anything. I know many of you on here feel the same way.

Putin’s War

I cannot help now but remember back to the 1990s, shortly after the fall of the dictatorial USSR, being alongside Russians and Ukrainians in the US as university students, and later as my students, talking about the NHL, joking about whose Olympics team was better, and above all now and then discussing WHY we had been adversaries since 1945... but we were now, thankfully, no longer adversaries.

Five Years And One Day Later…

This may be my final post here before the novel finally appears.

With A Sixth Novel Due…

A glass of red wine? So you have tried to pre-empt my comment on you not being France 24, where authors get offered a glass of wine on set?

The Question You Never Ask An Author

I have learned in writing since 2013: The question you never ask an author is this one...

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